The governor’s office said Florida State American Ron DeSantis His administration has contracted with cargo planes to send drones, shields, and helmets to IsraelIt is working to deliver this through private parties, noting that these shipments were requested by the Israeli consulate in MiamiAccording to a statement from De Santis’ office yesterday, Thursday.
The Florida Governor’s Administration did not respond to requests for comment regarding the details of its shipments to Israel, nor did the US Department of Commerce, which oversees many export controls related to ammunition and military equipment, according to Reuters.
Although the law allows a US state to send aid to a foreign government, exporters of ammunition and other military equipment, including many types of body armor, generally must comply with US export license requirements.
DeSantis, who is seeking the Republican Party’s nomination to run in the 2024 presidential race and has faced criticism in this effort from the former president, is trying to… Donald Trump– Portraying himself as Tel Aviv’s strongest ally in the primaries, he announced earlier this month that he was sending two cargo planes to Israel carrying medical supplies, clothing, and other materials not related to the fighting.
At the beginning of 2019, Ron DeSantis became the 46th governor of Florida, after winning by a slight margin. He was the first Republican governor since 2002 to win the position of governor of Florida, which is the most populous state in the United States.
De Santis is known for his efforts to legalize the carrying of weapons in the United States. He received an “A+” rating from the American Rifle Association. He also takes a hard-line stance on immigration and opposed the policies adopted by the former president. Barack Obama In this regard.
Like many Republican politicians, Ron strongly supports Israel, and after his election as governor of Florida in 2018, he pledged to be “the most pro-Israel governor in the history of America.”
The Governor of Florida’s talk about his intention to send these shipments of weapons comes in light of the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip to this day, which has left thousands of martyrs and wounded, with the continuation of Operation “Al-Aqsa floodlaunched by the Palestinian resistance factions in Gaza at the dawn of October 7th in response to the attacks of the occupation and settlers on the Palestinian people and their sanctities.