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Israel Approves $3B U.S. Arms Deal; Soldiers Demolish Palestinian Village

HeadlineFeb 11, 2021

The Israeli Cabinet has approved a nearly $3 billion arms deal with the United States to buy F-35 and F-16 warplanes, Chinook helicopters, refueling planes, and thousands of bombs and advanced armaments.

Meanwhile, in the West Bank, Israeli forces have demolished the Palestinian Bedouin village of Khirbet Humsah al-Foqa for a third time this month. On Monday, Israel confiscated nine tents that housed 61 people, including 33 children. Israel also demolished five livestock enclosures. Palestinian activist Abdallah Abu Rahmah condemned Israel’s demolition policy.

Abdallah Abu Rahmah: “It is being completely razed and complete demolition, for a clear purpose: to evict the residents and dislocate them from their lands, that are fertile, vast, special, which is our future and the future of the residents here.”

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