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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.


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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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for, and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.