Israel-US: Netanyahu vows to reject any US sanctions on Israeli army | BBC News

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reject any sanctions on the country’s military, after reports that the US plans to cut aid to one unit.

It comes after the Axios news site reported that the US would target Israel’s Netzah Yehuda battalion over alleged human rights violations in the occupied West Bank.

The BBC understands any move would come under a US ban on aid to foreign units credibly implicated in violations. To date, the US – Israel’s main ally – has never suspended aid to an IDF unit before.

"I will fight it with all my strength," Prime Minister Netanyahu said on Sunday.

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