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Biden Advances $1.2 Billion Transfer of Ground-Based Weapons to Israel Amid Rafah Raid

The deal would reportedly provide tank ammunition and tactical vehicles — equipment Israel could use in an invasion.

Photo: President Joe Biden speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 14, 2024.MANDEL NGAN / AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

 

As Israel initiates what many fear could be the worst phase of the genocide in Gaza yet, the Biden administration has reportedly begun the process of sending over $1.2 billion of weapons despite public proclamations from the Biden administration opposing an invasion of Rafah.

The Wall Street Journal and multiple other outlets reported that congressional sources say the administration has notified Congress that it is pursuing the deal. It would reportedly include the transfer of $700 million of tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds — all ground-based military equipment that could help arm the tanks that are pushing into Rafah now or transport troops deeper into Gaza.

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