U.S. to double weapons stockpile in Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The U.S. Army will double the amount of emergency military equipment it stockpiles in Israel.

Jerusalem and Washington agreed that Israel will keep $800 million worth of U.S. equipment, according to Monday’s issue of the U.S. weekly Defense News publication, Haaretz reported.

Israel would be allowed to use the equipment in a military emergency, according to the report.

Missiles, armored vehicles, aerial ammunition and artillery ordnance already are stockpiled in Israel.

America stockpiles weapons in areas where its military may need to operate that also assists U.S. allies.

The United States began stockpiling $100 million in military equipment in Israel in 1990, according to the report.
 

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