Bernie Sanders: Israel’s siege on Gaza is ‘a serious violation of international law’

Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed the Israeli government Wednesday, accusing the country of violating international law after Israeli leaders said they would cut electricity and deny food to Gaza in response to the devastating Hamas-led incursion over the weekend that left hundreds of Israeli civilians dead.

“The targeting of civilians is a war crime, no matter who does it. Israel’s blanket denial of food, water, and other necessities to Gaza is a serious violation of international law and will do nothing but harm innocent civilians,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement Wednesday.

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant said Monday that Israel planned to launch “a complete siege” of Gaza — where more than 2 million people live — in the wake of the deadly attack Saturday morning.

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