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IDF armored vehicles drive towards Gaza from Kibbutz Mefalsim.

Representatives of the Philippines military and the Israel Defense Forces last week signed a contract to provide Philippines with 28 light armored vehicles from Israel at a cost of $19.7 million, according to a report by the Philippines News Agency.

Israel’s Elbit Systems defense contractor will supply the vehicles to Philippines according to the report published online by DF News.

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The Philippines government has been battling a growing problem with radical Islamist terrorism.

Earlier this month, at least 37 people were killed by terrorists who attacked ‘Resorts World Manila,’ a popular tourist resort in the capital city of the Philippines.

The Islamic State terrorist organization claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was carried out by its “lone wolf terrorists.”

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