The State of Israel responded Tuesday to claims Monday by U.S. Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) that it is guilty of a “war crime” for allegedy “deliberately” withholding food from Palestinian children, saying his claims were “in conflict with the dry facts.”
As Breitbart News noted, Van Hollen went on an anti-Israel rant on the floor of the Senate on Monday, making the “war crime” claim.
Presented with Van Hollen’s allegations, Israel responded with an emphatic rejection.
“The only people who are deliberately withholding aid [are] Hamas,” said Israeli government spokesman Eylon Levy.
He also said that Israel has been “exceeding” its obligations to provide aid, that Hamas has been “hijacking” aid, and that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency