A report from Bloomberg published on Tuesday detailed some of the weapons the US has shipped to Israel to support its onslaught in Gaza.
The Pentagon has refused to detail the arms it has been providing Israel since October 7. The only weapons shipments that have been publicized were interceptors for the Iron Dome air defense system and small-diameter bombs.
According to the Bloomberg report, other weapons the US has been delivering include Hellfire missiles and 30mm ammunitions for Apache helicopters, M141 shoulder-fired bunker-busting bombs, 155mm artillery shells, army vehicles, and night vision equipment.
NBC News reported last month that the US sent cluster bombs, which are notorious for killing civilians. The report said the US provided dual-purpose improved conventional munitions (DPICM) cluster bombs, which have a 155mm variant, although there have been no reports of Israel using cluster munitions in Gaza.
A Pentagon spokesman declined to discuss details with Bloomberg about the weapons shipments but said the US was “leveraging several avenues — from internal stocks to US industry channels – to ensure Israel has the means to defend itself.”
The spokesman added that the “security assistance continues to arrive on a near-daily basis.” It’s unclear where the funds for the daily weapons deliveries are coming from as Congress has yet to authorize the additional $14 billion for Israel that President Biden is seeking.
The military support for Israel comes with no conditions or limits despite the brutality of Israel’s campaign in Gaza, which even the White House acknowledged has killed “many, many thousands of innocent people.”