CommonDreams – Israel Obtained US Arms Without White House, State Department OK: WSJ – 15 August 2014

commondreamsPaper describes mounting tensions between two nations, holdup on Hellfire missiles request

Israel obtained arms from the Pentagon without the knowledge of the White House or State Department, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday.

The newspaper reports that this marks one in “a string of slights and arguments that have bubbled behind the scenes during the Gaza conflict” between the two nations, citing U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials.

The arms in question came as a result of a July 20 request from Israel to the U.S. military for $3 million in tank rounds. That request was approved days later by the US military, which defense officials describe as proper procedure, the paper reported.
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