Biden is Sending Israel Another $1 Billion in Weapons – Michael Arria 5/15/24


The move comes days after a State Department report that documents likely international humanitarian violations by Israel.

Congressional aides say that the Biden administration will send Israel another $1 billion in weapons and ammunition. The package includes roughly $700 million for tank ammunition, $500 million for tactical vehicles, and $60 million in mortar rounds.

The move comes amid rising tensions over a potential military invasion of Rafah, a town in Southern Gaza.

The story was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.

This is the first arms shipment The White House has announced since it paused a shipment of 2,000-pound bombs to Israel last week. In an interview with CNN Biden admitted that  “Civilians have been killed in Gaza as a consequence of those bombs.”

Biden faced backlash from both sides of the aisle over his decision. GOP House Speaker Mike Johnson accused Biden of “trying to dictate … and micromanage the war” and presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed the President was “taking the side of these terrorists.”…

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