Josh Paul, director of Public Affairs and member of the Congress of the Office of Political-Military Affairs of the Department of State of the United States (US), submitted his resignation after the decision of US President Joe Biden to increase his support to military for Israel.
He published the letter of resignation on his LinkedIn profile this Wednesday, in which he stated that “I cannot work” in a place where a set of decisions is supported that – in his opinion – “is harmful, unfair and contradictory.”
“Blind support for one side will harm the long-term interests of the people on both sides. I cannot work to support a set of important political decisions, including sending more weapons to a part of the conflict, which I believe is short-sighted, destructive, unfair and contradictory to the same values that we publicly defend,” said the resignation letter, as quoted by the HispanTv portal.
The decision by Paul – who has been in office for 11 years and is responsible for bringing weapons to the main allies of the United States – after Biden announced that he will ask Congress for an “unprecedented support package for Israel’s defense”.
Since the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the US has expressed its support for Israel, to the point of visiting the Middle Eastern country, a day after the brutal bombing of a hospital in Gaza, which killed 750 .Palestinians, including children and women.
The Israeli Armed Forces launched munitions equivalent to a quarter of a nuclear bomb against the Gaza Strip, the Euro-Mediterranean Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday, in a report published on the website of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (OCHA, for its acronym in English).
According to the report, Israel kills about 14 Palestinians every hour in its attacks on Gaza. In addition, the human rights watchdog added that Israeli bombings destroyed at least 2,650 houses and caused serious damage to about 70,000 residential units.