US committed to Iron Dome replenishment

“We are working with the Israelis to fully understand their needs and working with Congress, most importantly, to make sure that we can secure the funding for that,” US Secretary of State told a House committee on Monday. Asked about Israel’s Gaza operation, Blinken reiterated: “We strongly supported Israel’s right to defend itself; to defend people against these indiscriminate rocket attacks. .As a democracy, Israel also has an extra burden to do everything it possibly can to avoid civilian casualties.” He went on to say: “Hamas is engaged in terrorism, period.” It is hard to fathom “how any country could accept a terrorist organization, which is vowed in its own charter to destroy Israel, to indiscriminately launch rockets against Israeli civilians.”

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