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US to send Israeli Iron Dome Missile Defense Systems amid escalating conflict

Washington DC, United States: The Pentagon has planned to send the two Israeli Iron Dome missile defense systems back to the country to defend itself during this crucial time, according to one of the US officials. The nation previously purchased the two missiles.

On Wednesday, the Department of Defense outlined that the members of Congress during a briefing stated that the Biden administration will send systems back to Israel, according to the reports published by Reuters.

Accordingly, during such financial arrangements, the ownership is expected to remain with the buyer. The Congressional aide, according to the news agency, said the transfer would be sent by the nation within days.

The Pentagon’s approach related to the missile

Reports have claimed that the Pentagon has been considering and testing the defense system to fight back in the territory of Guam from Chinese missiles.

What does the White House have to say?

On Monday, the White House mentioned that the government will be fulfilling the additional security requests from Israel as soon as possible.

Israeli Iron Dome Missile Defense System | Credits: Getty Images

In addition to this, the Biden administration has assured that the interceptors will be replenished used by the Iron Dome missile defense system of Israel. This effort is an addition to the presence of the US Military in the region.

What is Iron Dome?

Various reports have informed that the Iron Dome system was developed by a state-owned Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, with US backing. The system was made to counter rocket fire from Lebanon in the year 2006 war with Hezbollah. It was also used in the year 2007, during the attack on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip – where Hamas Islamists took. The operation became working in 2011.

According to the Israeli authorities, in August 2022, the Iron Dome interceptor shot down nearly 97% of Palestinian rockets.  

Latest Update on the Israel-Hamas conflict

The war between Israel and the Palestine-aided group – Hamas started on October 7 after Hamas launched a surprise attack on the territory.

On the 14th day of the Israel-Hamas war, the potential entry into the Gaza Strip by the Israeli troops is expected. According to the Defense Chief of Israel, the major aim of this attack will be dismantling the Palestinian militant group.

Israel-Hamas War | Credits: Getty Images

On Friday, the President of the United States shared a bold statement regarding the war. He mentioned that he would never let terrorists like “Hamas” and tyrants like “Putin” win.

Furthermore, he points out the fact that civilians of neither country should face inhumanity. He appealed to Israeli authorities to take care of the Palestinian population during the air raid.

He was quoted saying, “We can’t ignore the humanity of innocent Palestinians who only want to live in peace and have opportunity,” as per Reuters.

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