US House votes overwhelmingly in favor of Iron Dome funding, trounces Squad

(Worthy News) – The House Democratic leadership on Tuesday nixed funding for the defense system from its government spending and ceiling hike bill after a group of progressive lawmakers threatened to block the legislation unless the aid was withdrawn.

“It’s very important to point out that for the pro-Palestinian members, this victory is very Pyrrhic because while probably saves hundreds of Israeli lives, it saves thousands of Palestinian lives,” former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren stated to the press after the initial decision on Tuesday to block the funding. He – and other analysts – explained that without the Iron Dome to protect Israeli civilians from rocket barrages from Gaza, the would be forced to enter the Strip, resulting in huge loss of life among the local .

On Thursday, however, the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly — 420 to nine — in favor of a stand-alone bill to send the $1 billion in funding for the Iron Dome. The bill is now headed to the . [ Source: World Israel News (Read More…) ]

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