President Biden should halt the transfer of 155mm artillery shells to Israel, and if he does not, Congress should step in. Israel, like all countries, has legitimate defense needs. However, these particular shells do not serve them. Instead, 155mm shells are a weapon of choice in Israel’s ground operation in Gaza, which will cause untold harm to civilians as it intensifies further. Israel’s use of this munition in past conflicts demonstrates that its use would be virtually assured to be indiscriminate, unlawful, and devastating to civilians in Gaza.

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