Data Shows Israel Gets 99% of Its Weapons From the US and Germany

From 2019-2023, the US accounted for 69% and Germany for 30% of Israel's arms imports

Amid growing calls for the US to stop arming Israel, data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has shown that Israel gets 99% of its arms from the US and Germany, The Times of Israel reported on Monday.

The SIPRI report said that from 2019-2023, the “USA accounted for 69% and Germany for 30% of Israeli arms imports.” The report said that imported weapons, particularly combat aircraft received from the US, have “played a major role in Israel’s military actions against Hamas and Hezbollah.”

The US provides Israel with $3.8 billion in annual military aid and ramped up weapons deliveries in the wake of October 7 to support the brutal campaign in Gaza, which has killed over 32,000 Palestinians. The Biden administration approved over 100 arms deals for Israel since October and kept the shipments out of the public eye by keeping them under the threshold needed to notify Congress.

“At the end of 2023, the USA rapidly delivered thousands of guided bombs and missiles to Israel, but the total volume of Israeli arms imports from the USA in 2023 was almost the same as in 2022. By the end of 2023, pending deliveries of major arms to Israel included 61 combat aircraft from the USA and 4 submarines from Germany,” the SIPRI report reads.

Some Democrats in Congress have been urging the Biden administration to halt military assistance to Israel, citing foreign assistance laws that prohibit military aid to countries that block US humanitarian aid deliveries. But there’s no sign yet that President Biden is considering ending support for the slaughter in Gaza.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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