Iron Dome was built by Israel with partial funding from the US, to protect against rockets that Hamas is launching at Israeli civilians. Its entire purpose is defensive, against Hamas and Hizballah rockets.
Today, the UN’s Human Rights Commission’s chairman condemned Israel and the US for not sharing the Iron Dome technology with Hamas.
Haaretz reports that United Nations’ High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, delivered this blistering statement on Iron Dome.
Pillay said that she was appalled at Washington consistently voting against resolutions on Israel in the Human Rights Council, General Assembly and Security Council.
“They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the ‘Iron Domes’ to protect the Israels from rocket attacks,” she said. “But no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling.”
Sharing Iron Dome with Hamas would have given Hamas insight into how to defeat it, in addition to being entirely pointless for Israel, given Iron Dome’s design. Its capabilities involve intercepting small, unguided rockets that are aimed at civilian populations. Israel uses no such weapons, and neither does Egypt, Hamas’ other major enemy.
Perhaps Pillay would have Israel give Hamas its drones, and the US hand Hamas a fleet of B-2 stealth bombers as well? How about a Los Angeles class nuclear sub with cruise missiles while we’re at it?