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UAE military delegation visits Israel: Media reports

Abu Dhabi has yet to confirm delegation's reported visit to Jewish state

Anees Suheil Barghouti   | 04.07.2018
UAE military delegation visits Israel: Media reports

Palestinian Territory

JERUSALEM

A military delegation from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is currently in Israel for an official visit, Israeli media reported Wednesday.  

“The Israeli Air Force recently hosted a military delegation from the UAE to review the performance of advanced U.S.-made F-35 fighter jets,” Israel’s I24 news channel quoted an unnamed official source as saying.  

“An American delegation was also present at the time,” the source added.   

According to I24, the UAE “seeks to purchase its own fleet of F-35s… amid reports of a burgeoning Israeli-Gulf alliance against Iran”. 

The UAE, for its part, has yet to confirm the reported visit to Israel, with whom it does not have diplomatic relations.

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