‘I wish the Iron Dome was not needed but am glad it is in place today,’ Eric Lynn said in wake of intensive Hamas rocket fire.
“That’s the story that I grew up with — about what our country is and what it represents, and what it means when the U.S. is engaged and leading.”
After a lull in rocket fire between about 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., rocket fire picked up again on Tuesday morning. Cease-fire talks have been suspended.
“Adoption by the Army of Iron Dome could provide an important near-term capability to U.S. forces.”
The IDF retaliated for the missile attack, striking two Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip using tank fire.
No group claimed immediate responsibility, though the IDF holds Hamas, which controls Gaza, as responsible for all attacks from the coastal strip.
Israel’s anti-missile Iron Dome system intercepted at least three missiles fired from the Sinai at its southernmost resort town, Eilat. The Israeli media quoted the army as saying the missiles were fired Wednesday evening.
Sheldon Adelson reportedly offered the United States $1 billion to assist in the support of Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile program.
Israel’s missile defense director has been dismissed for a “grave breach of information security,” his ministry said on Sunday, a setback for U.S.-backed projects the country deems crucial for any future war with Iran or its allies.
Israel’s upgraded Arrow ballistic missile shield passed a full interception test on Thursday, hitting a target in space meant to simulate the trajectory of the long-range weapons held by Iran, Syria and Hezbollah, the Defence Ministry said.