Biden greenlights $1 billion weapon shipment to Israel week after withholding bombs

Biden greenlights $1 billion weapon shipment to Israel week after withholding bombs


The Biden administration announced its approval of a $1 billion weapon shipment to Israel just one week after President Joe Biden announced he would withhold a weapons shipment if Israel launched an offensive into Rafah.

The administration notified Congress of the move on Tuesday, the Washington Examiner independently confirmed.

Officials told the Wall Street Journal that the package includes offensive weapons, including $700 million in tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles, and $60 million in mortar rounds. Additional steps must be taken before the weapons are approved and delivered.

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Smoke rises following an Israeli airstrike on buildings near the separating wall between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, May 6, 2024. (AP Photo/Ramez Habboub)

The move was foreshadowed by national security adviser

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