Washington (QNN)- Progressive representatives in the US Congress have successfully removed an extra $1 billion in weapons to the Israeli occupation army. A move that has been seen as a notable victory for Palestinian human rights.
The extra $1 billion for Israel’s Iron Dome was added by Congressional leadership to a must-pass funding bill to avoid a government shutdown. It was supposed to be in addition to the nearly $4 billion the US government already sends to the Israeli occupation forces every year.
Since World War II, the United States has given Israel $146 billion in aid, mostly for weapons.
The United States and Israel have an agreement under which the US government will allocate $38 billion from fiscal 2019 through 2028, including $5 billion for missile defense.