The Pentagon plans to send two Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel, which continues to fight the Hamas militant group, according to a US Defense Department official. These systems will help Israel’s air defense following a major Hamas attack.
United States: reinforced military support for Israel against Hamas
The Pentagon plans to send two Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel to help in its fight against the militant group Hamas, after a massive attack carried out by the latter on October 7, making it the deadliest day for Israel for 50 years. Around 1,400 Israelis have lost their lives and Hamas continues to launch rockets from the Gaza Strip. Both Iron Dome systems were purchased by the U.S. Army at the request of Congress several years ago and are currently in little use. US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also announced the dispatch of a high altitude defense battery and Patriot air defense battalions to the region.