Apr 21, 2024, 2:21 AM
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US House approves new military aid package for Israel

Apr 21, 2024, 2:21 AM
News ID: 85451286
US House approves new military aid package for Israel

Tehran, IRNA- The United States House of Representatives in a broad bipartisan support has approved $26 billion in military aid for Israel amid the Zionist regime’s ongoing genocidal war on the Gaza Strip.

The Democratic-majority Senate is expected to vote on the bill (which also includes $61 billion for Ukraine) next week, before sending it to President Joe Biden to sign into law.

Zionist Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed the American move, claiming that the approval of billions of dollars in new military aid shows strong support for Israel, IRNA's cited media reports quoted him saying.

"The US Congress overwhelmingly passed a very commendable aid bill that demonstrates strong bipartisan support for Israel and the defense of Western civilization," he said in a message posted on X social media network.

Meanwhile, the House’s actions during a rare Saturday session put on display some cracks in what is generally solid support for Israel within the US Congress.

US House approves new military aid package for Israel

Saturday’s vote, in which the Israel aid was passed with 366-58 votes, saw 37 Democrats and 21 Republicans voting against.

The Democrats who voted against the bill were very vocal in their criticism of Netanyahu, according to the Al Jazeera reporter.

A day ago Wall Street Journal website wrote that the Biden administration is considering introducing a new arms deal to transfer arms worth billions of dollars to Israel, including tank ammunition, military vehicles, and mortar rounds.

This is the largest military deal that the United States has made with Israel since the start of the regime’s war on Gaza, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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