Saturday, August 2, 2014
(Undated) -- A bill providing 225-million dollars to rearm Israel's "Iron Dome" missile defense system is on its way to the House after being passed unanimously by the Senate. Pentagon spokesman Read Admiral John Kirby was asked whether calling for ceasefires between Israel and Hamas and continuing to arm one side of the conflict may send the wrong signal. He dismissed that suggestion.
Pentagon spokesman Read Admiral John Kirby says the abrupt end of what should have been a 72-hour ceasefire between Israel and Hamas doesn't mean the U.S. is giving up on finding a way to stop the bloodshed.