Hold up of US missile shipment to Israel reportedly resolved

1024px-Balad_AH1_Cobra_1-e1388091761256-635x357TV report quotes Israeli official saying blocked transfer of Hellfires was ‘just bureaucratic’, but no word on when delivery expected

By Times of Israel staff and Rebecca Shimoni Stoil

A hold up in the US supply of Hellfire missiles to Israel has been resolved and the incident “is behind us,” Israel’s Channel 10 news quoted a senior Israeli official as saying on Thursday night. The official said Israel had been assured that the suspension of the sale “was just bureaucracy.”

The unconfirmed report did not specify when the weapons would be delivered.  <!–More–>
The news came a day after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed American support for Israel during the ongoing war against Hamas, noting that he spoke almost daily with Secretary of State John Kerry, and had held four calls with President Barack Obama since the conflict erupted 45 days ago.

A senior Israeli official last Thursday had confirmed to Israeli media that the US suspended a planned shipment of Hellfire precision missiles.
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