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Biden Administration Weighing $18 Billion in Arms Transfers to Israel, Sources Say


By Humeyra Pamuk, Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Biden administration is weighing whether to go ahead with a major $18 billion package of arms transfers to Israel that would involve dozens of F-15 aircraft and munitions, three sources familiar with the matter said on Monday.

The sale of 25 F-15s from Boeing to Israel has been under review since the United States received the formal request in January 2023, one of the sources said.

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RAFAH, GAZA - FEBRUARY 22: Palestinian families, who have been repeatedly displaced due to Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip, live in the makeshift tents in an empty area in southern Rafah, Gaza on February 22, 2024. (Photo by Abed Zagout/Anadolu via Getty Images)

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk, Patricia Zengerle and Matt Spetalnick; Additional reporting by Mike Stone; Editing by Don Durfee and Howard Goller)

Copyright 2024 Thomson Reuters.



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