The Biden administration in recent days quietly authorized the transfer of billions of dollars in bombs and fighter jets to Israel, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

The approval came amid recent tensions between the US and Israel over the American opposition to an Israeli military offensive in Rafah, in southern Gaza.

The new arms packages include more than 1,800 MK84 2,000-pound bombs and 500 MK82 500-pound bombs, Pentagon and State Department officials familiar with the matter told The Washington Post.

The development underscores that while rifts have emerged between the United States and Israel over the war’s conduct, the Biden administration views weapons transfers as off-limits when considering how to influence the actions of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.... Read More: Arutz-7