Israel said to rebuff US request for old anti-aircraft missiles to give to Ukraine
The US has in recent weeks asked Israel for 10 Hawk anti-aircraft batteries and hundreds of interceptor missiles that are mothballed in storage, the Walla news site reports.
Israel reportedly refuses to hand them over, claiming they are obsolete, the report says, citing three Israeli officials.
The report says the answer given to Washington is not genuine as the interceptor missiles, originally supplied to Israel in the 1960s, can be refurbished.
Israel has repeatedly rebuffed requests to supply Ukraine with weapons, fearing it could impact ties with Russia, which maintains a large military presence in Syria.