Israel’s exceptional status in US arms policy and law ensures that unending military aid is shielded from scrutiny over human rights abuses.

by Connor Echols, The New Arab

missiles sit in a lot near Israeli army personnel

The decision to deliver US aid in smaller packages is far from unusual. The US government has done so in the past for practical and nefarious purposes alike; only about 2% of weapons transfers occur above the threshold to notify Congress, according to former officials.

But what is abnormal is the fact that many of those weapons were likely pre-positioned on Israeli territory before the war. Unlike other countries, Israel has a stockpile of American weapons on its soil to which it has privileged access.

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