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Biden Delays Shipment Of 4,500 M-16 Rifles To Israel Because Of Right-Wing Israeli Politician: Report

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President Joe Biden’s administration has reportedly delayed sending thousands of M-16 rifles to Israel because it is angered that Itamar Ben Gvir, the Minister of National Security of Israel, has turned the distribution of the weapons to Israeli citizens into events that generate significant media attention.

Ben Gvir, a right-wing nationalist, has been distributing weapons to civilian security squads in towns following Hamas’ unprecedented terrorist attack on October 7 when thousands of terrorists stormed into Israel and massacred entire towns of unarmed civilians.

The Biden administration was reportedly furious that Ben Gvir posted photographs on his social media accounts of the weapons being distributed to Israeli civilians, The Times of Israel reported. Apparently wanting to show the world that Israel is arming its citizens to stop Islamic terrorist attacks is offensive to the Biden administration.

The administration also was apparently worried that Ben Gvir could arm Israeli citizens living in Judea and Samaria as Islamic terror attacks have been rapidly escalating in the area.

The U.S. is now reportedly demanding that the weapons be distributed by the IDF or police and that they cannot be distributed to individuals beyond the Green Line.

Israel is also reportedly concerned that a larger shipment of 15,000 rifles ordered from the U.S. could also be placed on hold. Approximately 7,000 rifles have been distributed thus far since October 7.

The news comes as Hamas terrorist leaders have continued to threaten a repeat of the October 7 attacks and to incite Muslims to launch attacks against Israel from Judea and Samaria.

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“Telegram channels identified with Hamas’ student organization, the Islamic Bloc, and especially with its branches in the West Bank, are especially active in spreading threats and incitement of this kind,” the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) reported. “In a November 16 post on its Telegram channel, for example, the Islamic Bloc urged the people of the West Bank to emulate the October 7 attack by storming Israeli localities within their reach. Other posts on this channel likewise incite terrorism and provide operational advice on carrying out effective attacks.”

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