If the Israeli army needs more missiles or artillery ammunition in the present conflict with Hamas, it can ask Washington for permission to use munitions from an emergency U.S. stockpile located at a classified site in Israel.

Though the Israel Defense Forces did just that during the Second Lebanon War in 2006 – and was granted permission – a U.S. defense official said Israel has not requested access to the stockpile during the current conflict, ABC News reported Tuesday.

“This program consists of U.S.-owned and U.S.-managed ammunition stockpiles in Israel for use by either U.S. or Israeli forces,” the U.S. official said. […]