The masks were procured from China and shipped to Israel in order that the IDF can begin using them within days.
8 April 2020
THE JERUSALEM POST — A plane carrying over a million surgical masks for the IDF landed in Ben-Gurion airport Tuesday night, in an operation run by the US Department of Defense’s Delegation of Procurement.
“In the past two weeks we have purchased and flown to Israel tens of thousands of swabs, masks, protective suits for medical staff and more,” said Limor Kolishevsky, head of the New York Purchasing and Logistics Division.
“A million masks, procured in China, were quickly flown to Israel with the intention that the IDF will be using them within the next few days,” he said.
The New York delegation, part of the national procurement effort for medical equipment to fight the coronavirus, works with a with a wide range of international suppliers to purchase essential medical equipment for the IDF according to Kolishevsky. […]