United States Approves $735M Weapons Sale To Israel
Israel has increased pressure on Palestine amid attacks
A massive $735 million sale in weapons to Israel has been approved by the United States amid recent Palestinian terror attacks on the country.
The sale will focus on Israel acquiring precision missiles and special munitions from the United States.
Israel has increased pressure on Palestine and inflicted severe damage against the terrorists who fire over 3,100 rockets.
“Spoke today with Egyptian Foreign Minister Shoukry to discuss the ongoing violence in Israel, West Bank, and Gaza,” Blinken tweeted.
“All parties need to deescalate tensions – the violence must end immediately.”
This is bad, counterproductive foreign policy. Having started a war it is now beneficial to Israel and the region for Hamas to be dealt a humiliating blow. US pressure to stop the war prematurely is a reward for Hamas. https://t.co/0XjNdpaE1C— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) May 16, 2021
“The Biden Administration has distanced itself from Israel by attempting to revive the failed Iran deal, siding with the Ayatollahs over our ally,” former Secretary of State and CIA Director Mike Pompeo tweeted.
“America must be strong and defend its allies without hesitation.”
The Biden Administration has distanced itself from Israel by attempting to revive the failed Iran deal, siding with the Ayatollahs over our ally. America must be strong and defend its allies without hesitation.— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) May 17, 2021
Israel took action against terrorists by blowing up miles of underground terror tunnels before taking the fight to the front door.
The Jerusalem Post reported:
“Senior Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander Hassam Abu-Arbid was killed in an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip Monday afternoon as rockets fired from the blockaded enclave continued to be fired towards southern Israel communities."
“The IDF said that Abu-Arbid, was killed in a joint operation with the Shin Bet intelligence services, commanded over the northern Gaza Strip brigade of the terror organization and was behind the launching of rockets and anti-tank guided missiles towards Israel.”
Palestinian terrorists fired more than 3,100 rockets at Israel over the past week, with approximately 450 of the rockets falling inside Gaza.
The IDF targeted over miles of tunnels used by the terrorists in an attack that saw 54 fighter jets dropping more than 100 precision bombs.
The IDF said in a statement:
"A short while ago, IDF fighter jets struck a Hamas tunnel shaft in the area of Khan Yunis of the southern Gaza Strip."
"The tunnel contained military equipment and was located adjacent to a kindergarten, a mosque, and a hospital. This proves once again how the Hamas terror organization deliberately places its military assets in the heart of densely populated civilian areas."
"The IDF provided advance warning to civilians in the building in order to allow them sufficient time to evacuate the site. In addition, IDF fighter jets struck offices belonging to Hamas Internal Security, which served as terror infrastructure."
What’s 9.3 miles (15 km)?— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) May 17, 2021
163 football fields
46 Eiffel Towers
34 Empire State Buildings
18 Burj Khalifas
Nearly 2 Mt. Everests
Our fighter jets neutralized 9.3 miles of the Hamas 'Metro' terror tunnel system overnight.
That's 9.3 miles that can no longer be used for terror.
The head of the Yamina party and Israel's Knesset member, Naftali Bennett, warned Hamas to stop attacking Israel or risk the annihilation of its leadership.
“It’s up to Hamas as long as Hamas keeps [attacking Israel] in order to murder Israelis across the state — by the way, Arabs and Jews alike,” Bennett said.
“Hamas already murdered two Arab Israelis in the city of Lod, a dad, 52 years old, and his daughter Nadin, 16 years old, Israeli Arabs who were murdered."