Thursday, July 31, 2014

As The Israel - Hamas War Continues To Rage, The U.S. Resupplies Israel With Munitions

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 28, 2014. (Reuters/Baz Ratner)

U.S. Resupplies Israel With Munitions As Gaza Offensive Rages -- Reuters

(Reuters) - The United States has allowed Israel, waging an offensive in the Gaza Strip, to tap a local U.S. arms stockpile in the past week to resupply it with grenades and mortar rounds, a U.S. defense official said on Thursday.

The munitions were located inside Israel as part of a program managed by the U.S. military and called War Reserves Stock Allies-Israel (WRSA-I), which stores munitions locally for U.S. use that Israel can also access in emergency situations.

Israel, however, did not cite an emergency when it made its latest request about 10 days ago, the defense official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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More News On The U.S. Resupplying Munitions To Israel

U.S. Has Sold Ammunition to Israel Since Start of Gaza Conflict -- ABC News
US resupplying Israel with ammunition even after condemning shelling of Gaza school -- RT
Despite concerns, US restocks Israel with ammunition -- AFP
US supplies Israel with bombs amid Gaza blitz -- Al Jazeera
US restocks Israel with ammunition as it condemns attack on United Nations school -- Sydney Morning Herald
US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza but restocks Israeli ammunition -- The Guardian
US restocks Israel with ammunition -- SKY News

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