“We are with you. Here are the missiles!”: US Senate passes emergency funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

the real Syrian Free Press

senate-support-iron-dome-israel.siA missile is launched by an “Iron Dome” battery, a short-range missile defence system designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells (AFP Photo)

The Senate overwhelmingly approved an emergency measure early Friday that could give $225 million in additional revenue to Israel for the country’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) received unanimous consent from his colleagues Friday morning when he asked them to consider approving the measure, The Hill reported. An attempt one day earlier by the Senate to approve funding for the system had failed.

Next, the House of Representatives will be tasked with weighing the request, which if passed will put nearly a quarter of a billion dollars towards Israel’s missile defense system as that country continues its campaign against Hamas in Gaza City.

“They’re running out of Iron Dome missiles to protect themselves,” Sen. Lindsey Graham…

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