EUA pausa envíos de armas a Israel infographic
El gráfico muestra las especificaciones de la bomba Mk-84, que se denomina como GBU-31 cuando va equipada con equipo Munición de Ataque Directo Conjunto JDAM.


EUA detendrá el suministro de armas si Israel invade Rafah

By Jordi Bou

May 9, 2024 - EUA ha detenido temporalmente el envío a Israel de miles de armas, incluyendolas controversiales bombas de 900kg, dadas las preocupaciones por los planes israelíes de expandir una operación militar en el sur de Gaza.

The move comes as President Joe Biden has publicly warned Israel for the first time that the U.S. would stop supplying it weapons if Israeli forces make a major invasion of Rafah, a refugee-packed city in southern Gaza.

Four sources said the shipments, which have been delayed for at least two weeks, involved Boeing-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions, which convert dumb bombs into precision-guided ones, as well as Small Diameter Bombs (SDB-1)

The 900kg bombs are most likely to be Mk-84s, which can be fitted with JDAM kits that deliver precision capability using satellite navigation.

However, in a dense, urban environment like Gaza the risk of so-called “collateral damage” is high.

According to the United Nations, “the pressure from the explosion can rupture lungs, burst sinus cavities and tear off limbs hundreds of metres from the blast site.”

PUBLISHED: 09/05/2024; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Boeing