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Following Push from Rounds and Rosen, Additional Iron Dome Systems Heading to Israel

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.), members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced that the Department of Defense (DOD) will transfer two Iron Dome systems to Israel. These systems are currently in possession of the United States and are not being utilized.

The announcement to transfer these Iron Dome systems comes after Rounds and Rosen led a bipartisan letter urging the DOD to take this action as Israel continues to face rocket and missile attacks from Hamas and Hezbollah.

“I am pleased to see that the Department of Defense is transferring these Iron Dome systems to Israel,” said Rounds. “The United States must do everything we can to help our ally as they continue to defend their nation against terrorist attacks from Hamas. This is an important step in the right direction.”

“Since their terrorist attack began nearly three weeks ago, Hamas has indiscriminately fired thousands of rockets into Israel,” said Rosen. “The Iron Dome defense system is the only thing preventing Hamas’s rockets from killing countless innocent people. After the bipartisan push I led, I’m proud to announce the United States will transfer two additional Iron Dome batteries to Israel to help increase its capacity and ability to intercept Hamas’s rockets and protect Israeli families.”


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