US clarifies what’s being considered for Netzah Yehuda isn’t sanctions, but barring unit from receiving US aid

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US bureau chief

Amid reports over the past few days of an imminent US announcement regarding a decision to sanction the IDF’s Netzah Yehuda battalion over alleged human rights abuses, a US official tells The Times of Israel that the framing of the move as “sanctions” is incorrect.

“We are not and have not been considering sanctioning units in the IDF. Without confirming what may be under consideration, Under the Leahy Act, certain units would be ineligible for American security assistance until the violations are remedied,” the US official says.

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