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Representatives Grace Meng and Peter Roskam also called for an additional $500 million in defense funding for Israel.
On Thursday Congress approved the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act to include $705 million for US-Israel missile defense cooperation.
The army's statement did not identify who fired at the soldiers, nor if any enemy forces were wounded.
Rafael's Tamir interceptor fired at target for first time on US soil.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN
Rafael's new system is designed to detect and neutralize hostile drones.
US Missile Defense Agency's fiscal 2017 budget request includes $103.8 m. for Israeli cooperative programs, down from $267.6 m. in fiscal 2016, plus $42 m. for Iron Dome, down from $55 m.
Ya'alon meets with ex-Missile Defense Organization chief Yair Ramati, apologizes "for way in which announcement was made."
Move comes after terrorists in Gaza fired rocket at southern Israel on Friday.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,NOAM AMIR/MAARIV HASHAVUA
The system was deployed after rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory, and in the shadow of the growing tensions in Jerusalem.
Maneuver comes following a spate of recent rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.
Human Rights Watch argues that “technology is moving in the direction” of creating “fully autonomous weapons.”
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Reported request calls for additional $317m. to the $158m. already proposed by the Pentagon for American's budget plan for fiscal 2016, according to Bloomberg.
Foreign media reports move is in light of possible retaliation for purported Israeli strike that killed Hezbollah members, Iranian soldiers.
By YAAKOV LAPPIN,JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
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