An American website said that the US Department of Defense (Pentagon) Awarded a multi-million dollar contract to build facilities for US forces at a secret base In the Negev desertabout 32 kilometers from GazaThis was only two months before the attack by the movement (agitation) on Israel.
The American website The Intercept explained in a report that the secret military base has been there for a long time, bearing the code name “Site 512,” and one of its primary tasks is to monitor and follow up on any missile attacks launched against Israel.
According to the Intercept report, this secret base appears to have “seen nothing” of the October 7 attacks – launched by Hamas inside Israel – because it was focused on Iran.
The base is expanding
The website added that despite the insistence of the American President joe biden While the White House confirms that there are no plans to send American forces to Israel amid its war with Hamas, government contracts and budget documents confirm that the military base is “clearly growing and expanding.”
According to the report, the secret US military site costs $35.8 million, and the Pentagon tried to hide its true status and described it as merely a “global secret project.”
The Intercept quoted human rights expert Paulus Pillar as saying that the American administration sometimes seeks to hide the nature of a project, not to hide it from opponents, but because it does not want to officially acknowledge its existence, for diplomatic reasons.
The website confirmed that the rare recognition of the American military presence in Israel occurred in 2017, when the two sides opened an American military site, which Voice of America radio considered “the first American military base on Israeli territory,” and Israeli military leaders described it as a “historic event.”
However, the Pentagon then quickly denied that the site was an American military base, insisting that it was merely a “vital facility to serve American personnel working at an Israeli base.”