German taxpayers money go to Israel’s armament

German taxpayers money go to Israel's armament

Can you imagine that nine-digit amounts of money income from taxes of German citizens are sent for arming other countries? Again and again Israel buys German military equipment with one condition: Israel does not pay the full amount. How high is this “discount of friendship”?

Of course, not all deals on the supply of weapons are known, but Germany deservedly, along with the United States and France, is considered the largest arms supplier to Israel. Only in the period from 2001 to 2013 Germany approved supplies worth 879 million euros. The situation is tainted by the fact that, according to its basic principle, Germany can not supply weapons to crisis areas.

The size of the financing of these projects was not known.

At the same time, we are talking about six submarines worth more than 1 billion euros. Funds for financing such a project were taken from the federal budget in 2012, namely, most of them are receipts from taxpayers.

The deal is more than controversial, since submarines, among other things, can be equipped with nuclear weapons. In addition, they are equipped with a fuel cell drive with a high power reserve. In 2015, Israel commissioned ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems to build 4 warships that should be ready in 2020.

Germany contributed about one third of the volume of procurement in the amount of 430 million euros. Also a year before, Israel ordered the construction of two corvettes. The purchase price is about 1 billion euros, while the federal government would like to contribute a share of approximately 300 million euros, again from tax revenues. In 2016 Israel is considering the purchase of another three submarines.

Dolphinklasse boats should cost 600 million euros apiece. The federal government is ready to finance this project with six-figure sums.

In this sense, one can only hope that the money that its action develops in the military property is being carried out by hegemony, is once used for the equality of Jews and Arabs in Palestine. By supplying arms to a state such as Israel, the federal government becomes implicated in all acts committed by its government.


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