Israel’s conclusion of the largest military deal with Greece in billions of dollars was an occasion to shed light on the world of its arms deals with the countries of the world, which contribute to fueling the fire of wars and bloody conflicts, with countries that violate human rights and witness civil wars.
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How much is the size of the Israeli arms deals?
Israel imposes a heavy veil of security blackout on arms deals, but there is talk about the existence of a thousand Israeli companies working in the sale of arms, and they have been concluding huge deals around the world, and it is considered the eighth country that exports weapons around the world, and these deals provide 250 thousand Israeli job opportunities.
Although Israel refuses to give a detailed list of countries that buy its weapons, there are 130 countries with which it concludes deals worth 9 billion dollars annually.
In terms of numbers, 35% of Israeli arms deals are with European countries and North America, 2% in Latin America, and 63% in Asia and the Pacific and Africa.
In which military fields are the Israeli arms deals concentrated?
Israeli military exports focus on robots, drones, and command and control systems, as well as radars and electronic warfare equipment, missile and air defense products, as well as manned aircraft and avionics, and surveillance equipment; As well as intelligent and communication systems.
The Israeli arms deals culminated in the sale of batteries from the Iron Dome system to the US military to protect its forces from ballistic and air threats.
Israel and Greece also concluded the largest military deal, which includes the construction and operation of a Greek Air Force flight training center for 20 years with $ 1.68 billion, and the provision of simulators, training and logistical services.
To whom does Israel sell its weapons and combat equipment?
The map of Israeli arms deals was distributed around the world, and it did not exclude any of the six continents, as India is the largest buyer with 49% of its total imports, worth 15 billion dollars, and Israel is the second largest defense supplier to India after Russia. Joy, with $ 777 million from the Lightning Model 8, provides India with air protection from any threats from the air, sea and land.
Vietnam is also witnessing increasing rates of importing Israeli weapons in a remarkable manner, and the establishment of joint committees for security cooperation and the transfer of advanced military technology, and it has become a favorite target of Israeli military exports in recent years, including military equipment and combat systems worth one billion dollars.
But the biggest deal was for the Israeli company Rafael Military Industries, which sold Vietnam a “Spider” air defense system for half a billion dollars, and Israeli businessman Sami Katsab established a factory for the production of “Tabor” rifles in Vietnam worth 100 million dollars.
Azerbaijan is an important export destination for Israeli weapons, which caused a great embarrassment to it, because it violates the instructions of the European Union, and includes combat equipment such as cannons and missile launch systems, worth 5 billion dollars.
Tel Aviv provides the Azerbaijani state with its weapons equipment and weapons, claiming that it is in constant and urgent need for military capabilities, in order to maintain its presence in the region crowded with conflicts, and it borders several major countries, such as Russia, Iran and Turkey.
Azerbaijan and Israel concluded a huge arms deal years ago, which included Israeli drones, a satellite system, military capabilities and means of combat, despite the embargo imposed by many countries of the world on selling it to them, due to its war with Armenia.
What is the relationship of normalization with the Israeli arms deals?
The Israeli forums have agreed that the recent normalization agreements with Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Sudan and Morocco, and “secret relations” with other Arab countries, will increase the sale of Israeli arms in the region, because more of them will be sold to the “printed” countries, as their money is abundant, and they seek to upgrade their armies. According to a basic determinant entitled that the Israeli security and military superiority will not be harmed.
The sale of American F-35 aircraft to the UAE was the culmination of these deals, and in addition to the Israeli approval, it announced that it would supply the aircraft sold to the UAE with new radars, and Israel has been selling a number of countries in the region with security and military spy systems to pursue its political opponents. And follow them.
Why does Israel conclude arms deals with military dictatorships?
The Israeli military industries have not hesitated to conclude arms deals with many dictatorships that violate human rights, commit war crimes, and are led by tyrannical rulers involved in the extermination of peoples, and all of them are considered favorite customers of the Israeli arms dealers, starting with guns and ending with drones.
This confirms the deep role that Israeli weapons play in the death trade around the world, in light of the lack of control over its security and military exports, and therefore these deals should be a source of shame and disgust for the Israelis.
Among these countries, Myanmar, which is carrying out ethnic cleansing operations against Muslims, has bought Israeli ships of the Deborah type, and Israel has sold them surveillance systems, electronic warfare and reconnaissance aircraft.
And there is “Haiti” in the Caribbean waters, with which the Israeli arms deals go back decades. The investigation into war crimes in Sri Lanka showed that its army blew up a shelter for orphans, and killed dozens of them, via a Kavir plane bought from Israel.
Israel also supplied Guatemala with weapons to carry out genocide and crimes against humanity, through the ongoing civil war there, and the Philippines, which obtained from Israel arms deals to support former dictator Ferdinand Marcos, as well as Honduras, which is one of the most corrupt countries around the world, and the most dangerous for its citizens, and Serbia. Israel was considered one of the countries that supported it most militarily during the Bosnian war, despite its war crimes.
As for El Salvador, Israel is considered the central state that supports its military groups that carried out crimes against humanity during its civil war, and Peru also obtained Israeli military support during the eras of dictatorial regimes that ruled it, and carried out violations and crimes there.
Israel was mentioned in arms sales in Colombia, and its officers participated in training the Colombian army to fight guerrilla wars.
How did Israel become a major resource for civil wars in Africa?
Perhaps the scene that spread years ago when a young woman, with a baby on her back, was killed by soldiers in Cameroon, which was suffering a grinding civil war, reveals that a large part of the weapon used in this Cameroonian civil war was produced and manufactured in Israel, and is being marketed Via Israeli companies, including Galilei rifles and snipers.
While Rwanda witnessed a civil war in 1994, which wiped out 800,000 people, Israeli weapons were exported to it via Ben Gurion Airport, and sent to war groups there.
The list of countries benefiting from the arms deals includes many countries that violate human rights, including Angola, which applies the apartheid regime in southern Africa, and commits crimes against civilians, and the Congo, which helped Israel its dictator Mobutu to establish full military units, to support his bloody security forces through weapons and training. , Used in the massacres in the country and the Ivory Coast, which were sold by Israel to weapons used during the civil war.
It is also noteworthy that the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on the Israeli General Yisrael Ziv, for his involvement in supplying weapons for the civil war in southern Sudan, and his role in fueling it with arms deals and combat equipment worth $ 150 million, used to carry out war crimes and ethnic cleansing.