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Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes

Cook, Jonathan

Publisher:  Al Jazeera
Date Written:  23/10/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

Israel's collusion with Myanmar's military is part of a pattern of military aid to rogue regimes that goes back decades, and reflects the importance of the arms trade to Israel's economy.


Excerpt: Israel has not divulged details of its ties to Myanmar's military government, but public records show that it has sold the military there armed patrol boats, guns and surveillance equipment. Myanmar's special forces have also been trained by Israelis.

Human rights groups are set to stage a protest outside Israel's parliament on October 30, calling for an immediate halt to the weapons sales to Myanmar.

Israeli firms have also broken with the United States and Europe by supplying weapons and surveillance equipment to militias in South Sudan, where a civil war has raged since late 2013. Some 300,000 Sudanese are believed to have been killed in the fighting.

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