Funds for Thwarting Terror Tunnels Added to US Defense Bill for Israel

Posted: May 4, 2015 in Politics


The US House Armed Services Committee has approved an amendment to add funding for technology to thwart terror tunnels to a defense bill for Israel.

The amendment, which authorizes research and development of an anti-tunnel defense system to protect Israel from Palestinian terror attacks, was added to a National Defense Authorization Act that already includes $474 million in funds for the Iron Dome and David’s Sling missile defense systems.

“Our closest ally in the Middle East—Israel—lives under the constant threat of terrorist attacks from underground tunnels,” said U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham (D-Fla.), who co-sponsored the amendment with U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.).

“The U.S.-Israel Anti-Tunnel Defense Cooperation Act will launch an unprecedented new initiative to protect Israel from this dangerous menace…Iron Dome has saved countless civilian lives, and an anti-tunneling defense shield will save countless more.”

Source: [breakingisraelnews]


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