For those with reading impairments, the vehicles are bullet resistant, not armed. Arms cannot be mounted. The vehicles are not weapons that can be used against Israelis. They are just a little bullet resistant. READ PARA-GRAPH TWO SLOW-LY. As to the diplomatic upgrade by the US. It looks like Palestine will come to be. This is good. The US upgraded Israel to state before anybody else. And we didn't ask anybody's permission either.
Saudi king to meet with Obama on Friday amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal (Reuters)
from the article: Israel gives green light to armored vehicles for Palestinian Authority