A Information is being provided by The New York Times and CNN, which today present a report on the weapons used by Israel in the attack on Gaza, which killed 45 people, most of them civilians.

“The remains of ammunition filmed at the site of the attack the following day were from a GBU-39, a bomb designed and manufactured in the United States”, adds the Times cited by the Spanish news agency EFE.

CNN also states that “ammunition manufactured in the United States was used in the deadly Israeli attack”, adding that there is a video being shared on social media that shows the tail of the GBU-39 small diameter bomb (SDB).

Questioned by journalists, White House spokesman John Kirby refused to confirm whether Israel used a US-made bomb.

The Israeli air strike on Sunday hit a tent camp for displaced people in the city of Rafah, in southern Gaza, where the war has killed around 36,000 people, of which more than 70% are civilians.

The dead were in a so-called “safe zone” in the Tal al-Sultan neighborhood, northwest of Rafah, where hundreds of people were displaced in an improvised camp that Israel had not yet ordered to evacuate.

Following news of the incident, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the death of civilians in Rafah was a “tragic accident”, promising to open an inquiry.

The Pentagon defended the operation in Rafah as being limited in scope and, although it considered the attack “horrible”, asked to await the results of the Israeli investigation: “We continue to think that this is a limited operation”, said the spokeswoman Pentagon Deputy Sabrina Singh.

The United States has already threatened to stop supplying weapons to Israel if it continues to attack Rafah, a threat that has not yet materialized.

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