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In Preparation for Battle: Stretch Out Iron Dome

One only imagines that the smartest way to prepare the battlefield for Hizbullah is to start to stretch out the very very limited Iron Dome systems which Israel has – a solid benefit of Moubarak’s ousting on the strategic/military plane for the resistance axis:

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The Israeli army has deployed an Iron Dome air defense system, designed to intercept and destroy rockets, days after two rockets were fired at the town of Eilat near the border with Egypt, a military spokeswoman said Monday.

“An Iron Dome battery has been deployed in the town of Eilat as part of tests, momentarily modifying the sites where these systems are deployed,” she said but did not give further details.

An Islamist militant group claimed responsibility for the two rocket attacks aimed at Eilat, Israel’s Red Sea resort town, SITE Intelligence Group reported on Thursday.

A group calling itself Ansar Jerusalem claimed to be responsible for firing “two Grad rockets into the city” which it said hit “inhabited targets,” in a statement posted on online jihadist forums, the U.S.-based monitoring agency said.

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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