The Israeli daily Haaretz reported on Monday that the Israeli regime supplied “Super-Dvora MK III” navy boats to Myanmar as recently as April, “when the Myanmar… army was already being accused of war crimes.”
The report said pictures of the boats released by the Myanmar military also revealed the weapons that had been installed on the vessels. “There’s a remote weapon station, made by [Israeli] Elbit Systems, which allows the firing of a heavy machine gun or cannon of up to 30 millimeters.”
The patrol boats, the report said, “are only part of a larger transaction signed between Israel and Myanmar. The Ramta division of Israel Aerospace Industries, which manufactures the Super Dvora, is meant to transfer at least two more boats to the local military.”
It cited “sources in the Israeli weapons industry” as saying that the value of the arms deal “is estimated at tens of millions of dollars.”
Last month, the Israeli regime came under fire from human rights groups for refusing to embargo sales of weaponry to the Myanmar junta after intensified violence against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority. Israeli regime’s supply of weapons being used in genocide against Myanmar Muslims comes as no surprise as the Tel Aviv regime’s foundation stand on genocide against Palestinians over the last sixty years.
Myanmar, a Buddhist-majority country, has been accused by the United Nations of engaging in “textbook ethnic cleansing” of the minority Rohingya Muslims.
The current crisis erupted on 25 August, when Myanmar’s army backed by gangs of Buddhist extremists brutally attacked Muslims in Rakhine state on the pretext of responding to the killing of security forces. In the ensuing operation, nearly 7,000 Rohingya Muslims have been killed in what is clearly an organized campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide.