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The White House has officially pushed back on comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over claims that the Biden administration is withholding weapons and ammunition.

On Thursday, White House spokesperson John Kirby said, “We didn’t know that video was coming. It was perplexing to say the least. [There’s] no other country that’s done more or will continue to do more than the United States to help Israel defend itself. Those comments were deeply disappointing and vexing to us.”

The video, posted by Netanyahu on social platform X, accused the Biden administration of withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel. However, Kirby’s remarks marked the sharpest rebuttal from the White House, clarifying that while a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs was paused due to concerns over their use in Gaza, military aid has otherwise continued.

Despite some frustrations within the Biden administration over the ongoing conflict in Gaza, military assistance to Israel remains largely uninterrupted.


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