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March 23, 2012 3:44 pm

Congressional Bill Asks Obama for More Iron Dome Money

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UPI – Key leaders of the U.S. Congress want U.S. President Barack Obama to provide funds to help Israel, should it request it, to produce more batteries of the Iron Dome counter-rocket system.

Israel’s air force has three batteries deployed to protect cities in the southern Negev Desert against rockets fired by Palestinian militants in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip but budget problems mean it can’t fund more batteries needed to shield the rest of the country.

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