LONDON (Reuters) – Britain said on Tuesday it would suspend 12 licenses to export military items to Israel, including tank, aircraft and radar parts, if hostilities with Hamas in Gaza resumed, citing concerns the exports may be used to breach international laws.
Britain said last week it was reviewing all arms export licenses to Israel after fierce fighting which has resulted in heavy civilian casualties in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
That review concluded on Tuesday that 12 licenses would be temporarily suspended pending further investigation if the current truce breaks down and heavy fighting resumes.
“The UK government has not been able to clarify if the export license criteria are being met,” Business Secretary Vince Cable said in a statement.
“In light of that uncertainty, we have taken the decision to suspend these existing export licenses in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.”
Israel says its operation in Gaza is self-defense, aimed at stopping rockets being fired from the enclave by Islamist militants.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Britain threatens to cut off weapons exports to Israel if current truce breaks down...
So, if Hamas fires more rockets, Israel is supposed to turn the other cheek? Israel should cancel the weaposn orders and order from a country more politically stable.