Democratic leaders on Tuesday pulled $1 billion in funding for Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system from a government funding bill, revealing deep divisions within the party over the issue and sparking outrage from supporters of the system.
Leaders within the party pledged to fund the system in a subsequent bill. The Iron Dome has been supported by both Democratic and Republican presidents and has been critical in saving Israeli lives from Hamas rockets.
Earlier this year, the Iron Dome intercepted the majority of 4,500 rockets during an 11-day conflict. The computerized system, according to the Jerusalem Post, can quickly calculate where a rocket would land. If it is projected to land in an open, unpopulated area, then the system doesn’t intercept it.
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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Michael Foust