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May 18, 2012

Occupied Palestine | فلسطين

[ PIC 18/05/2012 – 08:54 PM ]

NAZARETH, (PIC)– The United States agreed to provide an extra US$70 million to the Israeli occupation to develop its anti-rocket defence system for short range rockets, known as the iron dome.

According to the Israeli Hayom newspaper “Defense Minister Ehud Barak met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta in Washington on Thursday and discussed, among other things, funding for additional Iron Dome anti-rocket defense system batteries. Panetta told Barak that U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized the transfer of $70 million to Israel for that purpose before the year’s end.”

“My goal is to ensure Israel has the funding it needs each year to produce these batteries that can protect its citizens,” Panetta said. “That is why going forward over the next three years, we intend to request additional funding for Iron Dome, based on an annual assessment of Israeli security requirements…

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