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Lindsey Graham: Israel to request $1 billion from US to replenish Iron Dome

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina says Israel will ask the United States for a $1 billion in emergency funding to replenish its stockpile of interceptors for the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, which were used extensively during the recent fighting against the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group.

“There will be a billion-dollar request coming to the Pentagon this week from the defense minister to replenish the Iron Dome and a few other things to upgrade the system,” Graham says at a press conference in Jerusalem.

Graham adds: “The Iron Dome performed incredibly well, saving thousands of Israeli lives and tens of thousands of Palestinian lives, so I would imagine that the administration will say yes o this request and it will sail through Congress.”

Defense Minister Benny Gantz is set to fly tomorrow night to Washington, where he will meet with Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin.

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