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UK reviewing £8b of arms sales to Israel

UK reviewing £8b of arms sales to Israel

The Guardian Online

The British government is reviewing the sale of £8bn in arms and military goods to Israel to see whether each licence is appropriate in light of the conflict in Gaza, Downing Street has said.
Ministers said they would not stop licensing military equipment to Israel outright because they believed the country had a "legitimate right to self-defence".
The contracts – mostly for cryptographic software and military communications, but also weapon parts – will be individually examined to ensure they are not being used for internal repression or the provocation of conflict.
Downing Street confirmed it was conducting the review after David Cameron gave his strongest comments yet on the crisis, saying the UN was right to condemn the shelling of schools as a "moral outrage".


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