Report: U.S. Presidential administration recently approved $735 million arms sale to Israel

The U.S. Congress was informed of the planned sale in April as part of the regular informal review process before the formal notification on the 5th of May.

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U.S. President Joe Biden. (JOSHUA ROBERTS/GETTY IMAGES)

U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration recently approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel.

U.S. lawmakers are not being anticipated to object to the deal despite the ongoing Israeli aggression on Palestinians.

The sale was first reported by the Washington Post.

Israel continued its bombardment of Gaza early on Monday. (Mahmud Hams/AFP)

The U.S. Congress was informed of the planned sale in April as part of the regular informal review process before the formal notification on the 5th of May.

Under U.S. law, the official notification opens up a 15-day window for Congress to oppose the sale, which is not expected in spite of the ongoing Israeli aggression.

The sale of Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMs), made by Boeing Co (BA.N), was deemed routine at the time.

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There were no rejections at the time by the Republican and Democratic leaders of the congressional foreign affairs committees that review such sales.

Staunch support for Israel is a core value for both Democratic and Republican members of the U.S. Congress.

This is despite calls from a few of the most progressive Democrats to take a severer stance against the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Bibi Netanyahu.

A ball of fire and thick smoke erupts from a building in Gaza City’s Rimal residential district on Sunday during a massive Israeli bombardment on Gaza. (AFP-JIJI)

U.S. law permits Congress to object to weapons sales, but it is unlikely to do so in this case.

Israel is among a handful of nations whose military deals are approved under an expedited process.

Due to this, the typical window for objections will shut before lawmakers can pass a resolution of the objection, even if they were inclined to do so.

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