Israeli Army to deploy more Iron Dome counter artillery system after terrorist attacks from Gaza 271

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Friday, December 27, 2013 02:29 PM
 
Israeli Army to deploy more Iron Dome counter artillery system after terrorist attacks from Gaza.

The Israeli army on Thursday, December 26, 2013, continues to deploy Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in the south, getting prepared for a possible escalation of violence in the vicinity of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Overnight Wednesday, the IDF moved batteries of Iron Dome anti-rocket missiles to various areas of southern Israel. The IDF moved the batteries to the area in the wake of a recent increase in violence and attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists against Israelis.

     
The Israeli army on Thursday, December 26, 2013, continues to deploy Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in the south, getting prepared for a possible escalation of violence in the vicinity of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.
An Israeli soldier walks past an Iron Dome anti-missile battery near the Israeli southern city of Sderot bordering Gaza, on Dec. 25, 2013.
     

On Wednesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said while visiting a military drill in the West Bank that the Israeli military is getting prepared for possible escalation in hostilities with Palestinian Militants.

His statements came a day after an Israeli Defense Ministry employer was killed by a Gaza sniper while fixing the border fence damaged by a recent storm.

On Tuesday afternoon, the IDF hit six targets in Gaza linked to terrorist groups. Gaza terrorists again Wednesday night attempted to kill Israeli civilians when they fired a rocket at towns in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council in southern Israel.

The rocket exploded in an open area, causing no physical injuries or damages. The “Red Alert” siren was heard in the region prior to the explosion. On Sunday night, Gaza terrorists fired a Kassam short-range rocket into the same area.

Speaking Wednesday, Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel would not stand for a terror rampage from Gaza, and would hold Hamas responsible for any attack or harm to Israelis.

Just in case, he said, the IDF has deployed the Iron Dome system to southern Israel, but he stressed that even if the system successfully thwarts all attacks by Gaza Arab terrorists on civilians, the IDF would respond with full force against terror targets in Gaza.

Iron Dome is an advanced defense system, designed for quick detection, discrimination and interception of rockets & mortar threats with ranges of up to and over 70 km and against aircraft, helicopters, UAVs and PGMs.

 

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