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US Department of Defense planning to send Iron Dome systems to Israel as F-16 fighter jets arrive in region

A U.S. Department of Defense official confirmed with Fox News that the Pentagon is in the planning phase of sending Iron Dome missile defense systems to Israel as the country continues to fend off missiles fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip by Hamas terrorists.

“The U.S. will be flowing additional Iron Dome support to Israel,” the defense official said. “As a result, the Department of Defense is currently engaged in planning to support the provision of U.S. Iron Dome batteries to Israel.”

On Oct. 7, Hamas terrorists conducted a surprise attack on Israel, making it the deadliest attack on the country in 50 years.

 

Also in the area is a special operations capable Marine rapid response force of nearly 2,000 Marines and sailors known as the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, which is moving closer to Israel via the Red Sea. The group includes the amphibious ready groups USS Bataan and USS Carter Hall.

Kurt Knutsson of the CyberGuy Report and Fox News contributed to this report.

Greg Wehner is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital.

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