The Palestinians said they had been guaranteed that Israel would not participate in the ballistics when they gave the bullet to a US security coordinator on Saturday.
Washington has not yet responded. To commemorate July 4, there is a holiday weekend in the US.
A visit by US President Joe Biden that was scheduled for this month has been overshadowed by the death on May 11 of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank and disputes between the sides on the circumstances. The Israeli military is accused by the Palestinians of intentionally killing her. Israel disputes this and claims that Abu Akleh may have been wounded by errant army fire or by one of the Palestinian assailants squaring off against its troops.
The (ballistic) test won’t be conducted in America. American personnel would be present during the whole Israeli test, according to Israeli military spokesman Brigadier-General Ran Kochav.