The United States has stepped up to support Israel in its war against Hamas by sending the US Army’s only two batteries for the Iron Dome radar, command posts, and interceptors. This move aims to block rockets fired from Gaza and Lebanon and provide much-needed assistance to Israel’s Iron Dome, which has been under immense strain due to an unprecedented rocket attack from Hamas. Defense sources have confirmed the plan to send replenishments, including Iron Dome batteries, to Israel, showing the commitment of the United States to stand by its ally in any situation.
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It’s no secret that President Joe Biden has been vocal about his support for Israel, as shown when he requested $105 billion in military aid from Congress, with more than $14 billion specifically allocated for Israel. This significant funding demonstrates the strong partnership between the two countries and their shared commitment to ensuring Israel’s security and defense against its enemies. The request will be discussed by Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin when they appear before the Senate Appropriations Committee later this month.
The Iron Dome missile protection system has proven to be highly effective in intercepting and destroying incoming missiles, using a sophisticated radar system and Tamir missiles launched from multiple positions. Each Iron Dome battery consists of three to four launchers, capable of carrying up to 20 Tamir interceptor missiles, making it a crucial defense mechanism for Israel. With 10 missile batteries deployed throughout the country, Israel has managed to defend almost 60 square miles of its territory, neutralizing the majority of rockets fired by Hamas and Hezbollah.
The recent conflict with Hamas has posed an intense challenge for Israel, with 7,000 rockets fired towards the country in just two weeks. This is a staggering number compared to previous conflicts and highlights the urgency and importance of providing additional support to Israel. While most of the rockets have been successfully intercepted, some have caused significant damage and loss of life. The fighting has taken a devastating toll, with over 1,400 people killed in Israel, mainly civilians who fell victim to Hamas’ initial attack. Meanwhile, in Gaza, the death toll has risen to over 5,700, including numerous children.
At the same time, Iran has issued threats to both Israel and the United States concerning Israel’s attack on Gaza. Iran’s Armed Forces head, Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri, has warned that American support for Israel could lead to intervention from other global powers such as Russia and China. Additionally, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has declared the “termination of Israel is imminent,” raising tensions in the region even further. Israel’s Minister of Economy, Nir Barkat, has responded firmly, vowing to wipe out any nation that joins forces with Hamas against Israel, specifically mentioning Iran as the head of the snake. This escalation in rhetoric underscores the volatility of the situation and the need for America to stand firmly beside Israel, ensuring its security against this growing threat.