Several Western countries presented plans to cut arms sales and impose limitations on technology transfers to Israel during a two-day conference in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia.

The meeting, which was attended by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the League of Arab States and European nations, addressed potential measures against Israel and its supporters in the Gaza conflict. Among the proposals discussed are restrictions on airspace, as reported by Turkish newspaper Hurriyet, citing sources present at the event.

Additionally, a group of more than 90 U.S. lawyers, including at least 20 from the presidential administration, urged President Joe Biden to halt military aid to Israel over its actions in the Gaza Strip.

Lawyers argue that such actions contradict U.S. and international humanitarian law. The debate on these measures took place on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Riyadh, as reported by the Hurriyet newspaper.

The context for these discussions dates back to October 7, 2023, when Hamas launched a rocket attack against Israel, breaching the border and attacking civilian areas and military bases.

In response, Israel launched retaliatory strikes, imposed a blockade on Gaza and began a ground incursion to eliminate Hamas fighters and rescue hostages. Local authorities reported a significant number of casualties resulting from these clashes in the Gaza Strip.

With information from Sputnik


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