Senate panel doubles money for Israel’s Iron Dome

1121-iron-dome-israel-630x420[USA bankrolling the genocide against the Palestinians. Typical imperialism. — NP]

Senate panel doubles money for Israel’s Iron Dome

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. Senate panel has backed a defense spending bill that would double the amount of money for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

The move by the Appropriations defense subcommittee comes as the system has proven successful in shooting down Hamas’ rockets in the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas.

The defense bill would provide $351 million for Iron Dome, double what the Obama administration requested. Republican and Democratic administrations have typically requested a smaller amount for the program designed to intercept short-range rockets and mortars, knowing Congress will increase it.

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, the chairman of the panel, said the system is working and the increase was crucial with Israel facing rockets from Gaza militants.

Overall, the defense bill would provide $549.3 billion for fiscal 2015

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  1. “The move by the Appropriations defense subcommittee comes as the system has proven successful in shooting down Hamas’ rockets in the latest hostilities between Israel and Hamas.”

    Who says? You have not the slightest shred of evidence that Iron Dome [sic] is actually effective. All you have to go on is USraeli propaganda.

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