An Israeli media reveals the sale of weapons by the Israeli regime to the United Arab Emirates, which uses them in its indiscriminate attacks on Yemen.
In a report published on Tuesday, the Israeli chain i24 revealed the purchase by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) of Israeli military equipment and tanks, valued at 126 million euros in 2017.
Citing several sources familiar with the subject, who asked to remain anonymous, the media specified that the purchase was made through a German intermediary: the military company DND (Dynamit Nobel Defence), which also cooperates with the Israeli company Rafael in the manufacture of weapons.
The sale of Israeli arms to the United Arab Emirates comes to light while Abu Dhabi and the Tel Aviv regime lack formal diplomatic relations. i24 expert Mattis Anbar stressed, however, that relations between the UAE and Israel, especially their arms purchase agreements, are a long-standing secret.
The analyst also alluded to a recent landing of an Emirate aircraft from Abu Dhabi (the capital of the UAE) at Tel Aviv airport. Although it is not known exactly what carried the aircraft, but what happened shows the links between the two sides.
There are multiple reports that also indicate a close secret relationship between Israel and Saudi Arabia, which leads the aggression against Yemen. The Arab news portal Al-khaleej online, citing sources close to the Intelligence Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives revealed in July 2018 the use of Israeli “banned missiles” by Al Saud in assaults on Yemen.
The Israeli media have also spoken of Israel’s more direct involvement in the aggression against Yemen, considering the possibility of Israeli air forces using their U.S. F-35 warplanes in attacks against Yemenis.
The Israeli daily Haartez reported last February that the UAE has paid Israel to train foreign mercenaries in the south of the occupied Palestinian territories to fight in the brutal aggression against Yemen.
The war against Yemen, according to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), has caused “the biggest humanitarian crisis in the world,” with some 22 million people needing help to survive and several million suffering from famine. It has also killed more than 60 000 civilians.