In response to the US decision to support Israel in its conflict with Hamas terrorists, a State Department official in the Biden administration has now decided to resign.
Josh Paul, a member of the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs of the State Department, stated in a statement that he was departing due to a “policy disagreement.” Paul was in charge of supplying weapons to important American allies like Israel.
Although Paul denounced Hamas’s terrorist assaults against Israel, he added that he “can’t support” Israel’s reaction against Hamas since it will cause long-term misery for both the Palestinians and the Israelis.
“Today I informed my colleagues that I have resigned from the State Department, due to a policy disagreement concerning our continued lethal assistance to Israel,” he wrote in a statement on his Linkedin account.
“I cannot work in support of a set of major policy decisions, including rushing more arms to one side of the conflict, that I believe to be shortsighted, destructive, unjust, and contradictory to the very values that we publicly espouse,” he continued.
Just after Biden announced that the United States will be arming Israel, its closest Middle Eastern ally, Paul announced his retirement.
In response to Hamas’ invasion of Israel, which resulted in the killing of more than 1,400 Israelis in the bloodiest act of terrorism Israel has experienced since 1973, Biden said that the United States supports Israel’s right to self-defense.