International Desk: The first American aircraft carrying ammunition arrived in Israel on Tuesday night to help the country in its ongoing conflict with Gaza’s ruling faction, Hamas, and militants in Lebanon, Israel’s military said.
The plane landed at the Nevatim Airbase in Israel’s southern Negev Desert, carrying “advanced ammunition,” Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Spokesperson Daniel Hagari said in a statement.
Apart from the ammunition, the US is also believed to be providing more interceptors to Israel to replenish its Iron Dome. In recent days, a barrage of rockets from Gaza has hit several targets in Israel, evading its much-vaunted aerial defence system.
Also on Tuesday, the USS Gerald R. Ford Carrier Strike Group arrived in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea “in order to deter any actor seeking to escalate the situation or widen this war,” the U.S. Central Command said in a statement.