EgyWatch – June 14, 2019

Maariv Israeli newspaper revealed that Egypt has become one of the most important customers of Israeli weapons, amongst other Arab countries.

The military analyst of Maariv newspaper Yossi Melman said in an article that although there is an Israeli law forbidding the supply and sale of arms to Arab countries, including the sale of Hi-tech equipment, cyber weapons and intelligence, the Israeli Ministry of Defence sells weapons and weapons to a number of Arab countries, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Kurdistan in Iraq, UAE, Bahrain and other countries.

The Israeli newspaper did not disclose the nature of these weapons or the value of the deals concluded between the Egyptian and Israeli sides.

It should be noted that the Israeli newspaper Haaretz confirmed in previous reports that the year 2010 was the beginning of opening the door to Egypt’s acquisition of Israeli weapons, especially equipment related to spying and border protection, but the 2011 revolution stopped this project, which returned under the reign of President Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi.

In 2013, Haaretz revealed that Israel had purchased British weapons for a number of Arab countries, including Egypt, which had already purchased e-war systems, British warships, drones, radar and jamming devices in 2010.

It is noteworthy that Sisi had previously admitted during a television interview with CBS the existence of coordination and relations with Israel in the military operations in Sinai.