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AlJazeeraEnglish | US plans to send $1bn in new military aid to Israel: Reports ...


The Biden administration has told Congress that it plans to send a $1bn package of military aid to Israel, according to media reports, despite the United States’s opposition to a full-scale invasion of Rafah in southern Gaza and concerns about rising civilian deaths. The US Department of State on Tuesday moved the package into the congressional review process, Reuters news agency reported, citing two unnamed US officials. The package, which is yet to be approved, includes about $700m for tank ammunition, $500m in tactical vehicles and $60m in mortar rounds, congressional aides told The Associated Press news agency. The approval request for the transfer of lethal weapons comes a week after President Joe Biden paused a single shipment of bombs because of concerns over Israel’s offensive in Rafah, in the southernmost tip of Gaza, from where the United Nations says close to half a million displaced people have fled. Al Jazeera’s Hamdah Salhut reports. Subscribe to our channel: http://bit.ly/AJSubscribe Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/ Check out our Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/aljazeeraenglish/ Download AJE Mobile App: https://aje.io/AJEMobile #WarOnGaza #GazaWar #Rafah #UnitedStates #Netanyahu #JoeBiden #Israel #USIsraelRelations #USForeignPolicy #IsraelGazaWar #GazaBombardment #USMilitarySupportToIsrael #RafahAssault #Rafahmilitaryoffensive #USArmsShipmentToIsrael #AllEyesOnRafah #HandsOffRafah

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