A deployed Iron Dome battery. Photo: Shai Vaknin / Tazpit News Agency.
JNS.org – The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on Tuesday approved a bill that grants $621.6 million to Israeli missile defense. More than half of that amount—$351 million—will go toward the Iron Dome system, which has been intercepting rockets fired at Israel from Gaza at a 90-percent rate during the current conflict.
“It works,” U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), chairman of the subcommittee, said of the Iron Dome.
Source: The Algemeiner