WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — The Biden administration said Friday that Israel’s use of U.S.-provided weapons in Gaza likely violated international humanitarian law.

Wartime conditions prevent U.S. officials from confirming the violation.

The administration’s finding of “reasonable” evidence that its ally breached international law in its conduct in the war in Gaza was released in a summary of a report being delivered to Congress.

It is unable to link specific U.S. weapons to individual strikes by Israel forces.

A presidential directive in February obligated U.S. departments of defense and state to conduct an assessment of credible allegations that defense services are used in a manner inconsistent with international law.

The ruling also obligated the departments to tell Congress if they that Israel has acted to “arbitrarily to deny, restrict, or otherwise impede, directly or indirectly,” delivery of any U.S.-supported humanitarian aid into Gaza for starving civilians.

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