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Israel low on munitions as some allies ban arms sales amid Gaza genocide: Report

Israeli tanks are seen next to destroyed buildings in the southern Gaza Strip on July 3, 2024. (AFP)

Israel is reportedly facing a severe shortage of ammunition, spare parts for its tanks and military bulldozers as certain European governments have informally stopped supplying weapons and raw materials, a report says.

Israeli daily business and economics newspaper Calcalist reported that Israel's military leadership is increasingly concerned with the lack of munitions.

Weapons suppliers from European countries “have simply stopped responding to their Israeli counterparts,” wrote the newspaper.

The report also said “a major foreign power” that used to sell weapons to Israel has refused to supply the regime with raw materials since it started its barbarous campaign in Gaza in October. It did not provide more information though.

Canada and Belgium, the report said, have imposed a ban on military exports to Israel. Spain also prevented a ship carrying a weapons shipment from India to Israel from docking at its ports.

It said that the regime has now largely relied on India as a major weapons manufacturer in the country allows to ship arms to Tel Aviv.

A report said in May that India’s Munitions India Ltd (MIL), a public sector enterprise under the Ministry of Defense, was allowed to ship arms to Israel.

But in Europe, despite increasing pressure to halt weapons sales to Israel, Brussels has yet to make a decision on the matter. Germany, the largest economy in the European Union, keeps supplying the regime with submarines, warships, vehicles and aircraft engines, as well as torpedoes.

And the United States, a staunch ally of Israel, continues to be the biggest supplier of weapons to the regime’s war machine that has so far killed more than 38,200 Palestinians.

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