'Blocking this funding increases the likelihood that Palestinians and Israelis will be injured'

Eight pro-Israel groups on Tuesday called on the US Senate to approve funding for the replenishment of Israel's Iron Dome air defense system, which was depleted during last May's 11-day conflict with the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

"Blocking funding from our closest ally as terrorists continue to threaten their people puts Israel in grave danger," the groups wrote in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

"This hindrance increases the likelihood that innocent Palestinians and Israelis will be injured in another round of conflict and harms the American position and national security interests," they argued.... Read More: i24