United States is preparing to send new weapons to Israel with $1 billion

US President Joe Biden moves forward with $1 billion in new arms for Israel, The Wall Street Journal reported early Wednesday.

The deal is set to include a potential transfer of $700 million in tank ammunition, $500 million in tactical vehicles and $60 million in mortar rounds, the report said, citing officials.

The latest arms package comes days after US paused a shipment of bombs to Israel over a planned Israeli offensive in Gaza’s Rafah.

Biden’s administration has been holding up several shipment of weapons to Israel for at least two weeks, a source familiar with the matter said last week.

A senior US official said last week that the administration had reviewed the delivery of weapons that Israel might use for a major invasion of Rafah, a southern Gaza city where over 1 million civilians have sought refuge, and as a result paused a shipment of bombs to Israel.

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