Wednesday, 01 November 2017 12:01

Israel still selling weapons to Myanmar's navy

weaponry found in afghanistan 2011Israeli-made guns are going to Myanmar's navy, used in crackdown on Rohingya Muslims 

Israel is reportedly continuing to sell advanced weapons to Myanmar's navy, part of the force being used in a crackdown on Rohingya Muslims, according to Israeli daily Haaretz."Israeli-made navy patrol boats custom-fitted with remote weapon stations are part of arms deals estimated to be worth tens of millions," Haaretz wrote on Monday.

Pictures of warships equipped with weapons were released by the Myanmar army on social media.According to the Israeli report, weapons sold to Myanmar include Typhoon missiles produced by Rafael, an ‘Advanced Defence Systems’ company, which normally produces such systems for Israel.

There are still US and EU arms embargoes on Myanmar's military, which is accused of committing war crimes against the Rohingya people.