News ID: 1035
Publish Date: 12 December 2012 - 10:09
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Replenishing Munitions Following Gaza War
The Pentagon has approved a deal worth 647 million dollars to fortify Israeli military.

U.S. Desk LHVnews; The Pentagon has approved a deal to supply 6,900 precision bomb kits to replenish Israel’s weapons stockpiles, diminished by the recent war against Gaza. The contract is valued at $647 million.

"The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to U.S. national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defense capability,” the Pentagon said in a statement, RT reported. The deal is expected to sail through formal approval by legislators.

10,000 explosive charges are also part of the contract. Of these, 3,450 are one ton bombs along with 1,725 bombs weighing 250 kilograms.

Israel’s main tactical approach in the Eight-Day War against Gaza was precision bombing. Palestinian authorities said that the cost of 120 buildings destroyed and 8,000 damaged buildings amounted to $1.2 billion.

Meanwhile, Israeli military operations cost the regime around $760 million. More than 180 Palestinians were martyred in the conflict, with six Israelis killed.

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