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The U.S. is seeking to hire a merchant ship to deliver hundreds of tonnes of arms to Israel from Greece later this month.
The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command (MSC) said the ship was to carry 325 standard 20-foot containers of what is listed as "ammunition" on two separate journeys from the Greek port of Astakos to the Israeli port of Ashdod in mid-to-late January.
A "hazardous material" designation on the manifest mentions explosive substances and detonators.
Shipping 3,000-odd tonnes of ammunition in one go is a lot," one broker said. "This (kind of request) is pretty rare and we haven't seen much of it quoted in the market over the years," he added.
Originally posted by AllSeeingI
Here is a related news story from a Jewish news source...
Harretz.com: Pentagon denies arms shipment to Israel linked to Gaza fighting
Originally posted by Common Good
" A Pentagon spokesman said the ammunition was for a U.S. stockpile in Israel. The U.S. military pre-positions stockpiles in some countries in case it needs supplies at short notice.