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For months, with sadness and horror, I’ve been seeing images and watching video footage of the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

With missiles, rockets and artillery shells raining down on fighters and civilians on both sides of the border between Gaza and Israel, I wondered where all those weapons come from.

So I reached out to Terrence Guay, an international business scholar at Penn State who studies the global defense industry and the international weapons trade. He explains that both Israel and Hamas have home-grown weapons industries and describes what they produce. He also notes the other countries that supply the respective sides with armaments that perpetuate the violence and carnage.

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Israeli artillery fires toward Gaza. Menahem Kahana/AFP via Getty Images

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