Several countries cease combat ammunition supply to Israel

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TEL AVIV— On Monday, the Israeli Broadcasting Authority (IBA) reported that several countries have already ceased providing combat ammunition to Israel and are adopting a ‘quiet boycott.’اضافة اعلان

The IBA noted that Israeli officials are "Trying to find alternative ways to obtain weapons and ammunition to address the shortage of vital ammunition necessary to continue the fighting," without specifying these methods, Khaberni reported.

It also noted that "There are other countries that leave Israel waiting for approval of these supplies."

Notably, the US is Israel's largest military supporter, but differences in viewpoints have emerged recently between Washington and Tel Aviv regarding the ‘danger’ of invading the densely populated Rafah city and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's insistence on the invasion despite international warnings and concerns.

Israeli Minister of Defense, Yoav Gallant left for the US on Sunday, on an official visit aimed, according to the Broadcasting Authority, at ‘ensuring the continuation of ammunition supplies and American support to Israel to sustain the military operation in the Gaza Strip.’

Escalating concerns and international responses to potential Rafah invasion

In this context, an unnamed Israeli source mentioned by the authority stated that there's a daily airlift from the US to Israel. However, the primary concern is that escalating tension from the humanitarian crisis and the Rafah invasion could potentially impact the US's willingness to provide military support to Israel.

In recent weeks, regional and international warnings have escalated about the potential repercussions of a possible invasion of Rafah, where around 1.4 million residents and displaced Palestinians who were forced by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF) to flee to the city, claiming it was safe during its war on the northern and central areas of the Strip.

In this regard, the IBA reported that Italy has expressed its unwillingness to sell weapons to the Israeli navy, while France and Germany are threatening a similar ban, in addition to the global shortage of ammunition due to the arms race among major powers.

Canada announced on March 20 that it would ban arms sales to Israel after the Canadian Parliament voted by a majority of 204 votes to 117 in favor of a non-binding proposal to halt arms sales after lengthy discussions.

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