Sunday 09 August 2020
News ID: 81312
Publish Date: 02 August 2020 - 21:41
Valued at $500mn
WASHINGTON (Dispatches) – The U.S. House of Representatives has passed an aid package valued at hundreds of millions of dollars and designated for assistance to the Zionist regime to develop its surface-to-air missile (SAM) systems.
The lower house of the U.S. Congress made the decision on Friday and the funding will mostly be allocated for so-called Iron Dome, David’s Sling as well as Arrow 3 missile systems, Israeli English-language newspaper The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.
The appropriations bill specified that "$500,000,000 shall be for the Israeli Cooperative Programs...for the procurement of the Iron Dome … system to counter short-range rocket threats...for the Short Range Ballistic Missile Defense (SRBMD) program... for co-production activities of Arrow 3 Upper Tier systems in the United States and in Israel.”
The report asserted that the spending package is in accordance with the 2016 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the United States and the occupying regime worth $38 billion over a decade.
U.S. military aid to the Zionist regime has skyrocketed over the past several years, even as Zionist troops are engaged in blatant human rights violations against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip and across the occupied West Bank.
Back in April, The Jerusalem Post reported that the Pentagon had supplied 1 million surgical masks to the regime in order to be distributed among troops, despite the fact that it had earlier introduced a measure requiring personnel to make their own masks to combat the spread of the new coronavirus.
The report revealed that the masks were procured from China, and a plane carrying the medical stuff intended for Zionist troops landed in Ben Gurion Airport on April 7.


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