US, Israel Sign $3 Billion Deal for Israel To Receive 25 F-35 Fighter Jets

The deal will be financed by US military aid

The US and Israel on Tuesday signed a deal that will provide Israel with 25 new Lockheed Martin-made F-35 fighter jets, demonstrating staunch US support for Israel amid the slaughter and starvation of Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel’s Defense Ministry said the deal is worth $3 billion and will be financed by US military aid. The US provides Israel with $3.8 billion in military each year, and President Biden recently signed a bill that will give Israel an additional $17 billion.

The new fighter jets will start being delivered to Israel in 2028 and will bring Israel’s total fleet of F-35s to 75. According to The Times of Israel, 39 out of 50 F-35 jets that were part of an earlier deal have been delivered so far.

Israel first announced its intention to procure the 25 F-35s from the US back in July 2023. The US is also working to push forward a separate deal that will give Israel 25 F-15 fighter jets.

While President Biden recently warned he could withhold certain heavy bomb shipments to Israel over its attack on Rafah, he hasn’t imposed any consequences as Israel has continued to escalate in the city and massacred civilians in a tent camp with US-provided bombs.

When making the warning, Biden also vowed long-term military support would not change, and administration officials said Israel would get every penny of the new $17 billion in military aid.

Author: Dave DeCamp

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