A U.S. Army officer assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency resigned from his position in protest over the United States’ support of Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza. 

The Army confirmed to Fox News that Maj. Harrison Mann requested to resign from his position in November. 

“The policy that has never been far from my mind the last 6 months is nearly the unqualified support for the government of Israel, which has enabled and empowered the killing and starvation of tens of thousands of innocent Palestinians,” Mann wrote on his LinkedIn page recently. 

“It is clear that this week, some of you will still be asked to provide support — directly or indirectly — to the Israeli military as it conducts operations into Rafah and elsewhere in Gaza. I am sharing it now in the hope that you too will discover you are not alone, you are not voiceless, and you are not powerless,” Mann continued in his post. 

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According to a statement from the U.S. Army Public Affairs, Mann was commissioned into the Army in 2011 as an Infantry Officer and is currently assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), Bolling AFB as a Foreign Area Officer.  

The Army said Mann was deployed to Tunisia, Bahrain, Kuwait and South Korea during his career.

“Maj. Harrison Mann actually requested an unqualified resignation from his commission on Nov. 29, 2023.  An unqualified resignation is a voluntary action for officers to be discharged from service and can be requested for any reason after completion of service obligations,” a statement from U.S. Army Public Affairs read. 

Mann’s request to resign, which was first reported by the New York Times, was approved in January and will go into effect on June 3. 

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Mann’s resignation comes as the U.S. State Department on Friday criticized Israel’s use of U.S-supplied arms in a way that may be “inconsistent” in “mitigating civilian harm” in the war in Gaza. 

A report obtained by Fox News Digital, which was sent to Congress on Friday, admitted that “Israel has had to confront an extraordinary military challenge: Hamas has embedded itself deliberately within and underneath the civilian population to use civilians as human shields.”

The report added that “it is often difficult to determine facts on the ground in an active war zone of this nature and the presence of legitimate military targets across Gaza.”

Nearly 35,000 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict, including many women and children, according to the Palestinian government. 

Fox News Digital’s Brie Stimson contributed to this report. 

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