Despite global outcry over Israel’s “genocide” of Palestinians in Gaza, US President Biden covertly authorised transfer of new weapons including 2,000-pound “dumb” bombs and other hi-tech weapons to Tel Aviv, WaPo reports.

The arms approved this week by the US president include deadly 1,800 MK84 2,000-pound bombs and 500 MK82 500-pound bombs, anonymous State and Defense Department officials told the Washington Post. The State Department last week approved the transfer of 25 F-35A fighter jets and engines, a US official added. The planes and engines are estimated to be worth around $2.5 billion.