To clarify, the US did *not* pay for this system. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Raymond in DC
    • 31.08.11 | 20:30 (IDT)

    Iron Dome was an Israeli initiated, Israeli funded project. The US is, however, funding the procurement of four additional batteries for a very good reason: The US believes that if Israel feels more secure, it will be less likely to initiate a major operation against Gaza. That restraint is what they're paying for. As to the suggestion that Israel should "make peace" or "end the occupation", Hamas has made clear they will *never* agree to peace with Israel because they consider the entire country to be "occupied" territory. They also call - in their Charter - to kill the Jews. One can't make peace with such people.

    from the article: Iron Dome is not enough to protect Israeli citizens
    First published 03:04 31.08.11 | Last updated 03:04 31.08.11
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