Biden to compensate Bennett with $1B for Iron Dome failures
The White House has released a statement revealing very little detail about Biden's discussions with Bennett.
US President Joe Biden held phone talks with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and discussed "joint regional and international security challenges, including threats from Iran and its proxies."
In a statement, the White House revealed that "the President welcomed the visit to Washington this week by the Prime Minister’s National Security Advisor. The President also accepted an invitation to visit Israel in the coming months."
Biden, furthermore, "affirmed his unwavering support for Israel and its defense needs, and welcomed the historic $1 billion allocation to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome system."
Last week, Israeli media complained about the failure of the Iron Dome. The shells that were launched from Gaza "arrived at Sderot without being intercepted," according to Israeli media.
This wouldn't be the first time the Iron Dome failed the Zionist occupier.
In February, the Israeli daily, Calcalist, reported that the Israeli occupation clearly failed to down Hassan UAV, which flew 70 km into occupied Palestine for over 40 minutes.
"F-16 fighters, Apache helicopters, and the interceptor missiles from the Iron Dome all did not succeed in intercepting the Hassan UAV," the newspaper added.
"Israel recorded a security and economic failure at the same time," the Calcalist said, calling on the Israeli occupation government to acquire "common and cheap means of interception, especially since the cost of Israeli combat aircraft and helicopters is very high."
"A one-hour F-16 flight in the US air force amounts to $22,000, while a one-hour Apache flight in the US army costs around $4,000," the Israeli outlet revealed.
According to the same newspaper, every interceptor missile fired from the Iron Dome costs around $50,000.
Israeli Channel 13 military affairs commentator Or Helle tweeted, "Another major failure for the Iron Dome system in the north, which raises many difficult questions."