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Israel deploys anti-missile batteries near Egyptian border

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Israeli occupation forces have deployed “Iron Dome” anti-missile batteries in the greater Eilat area near to the border with Egypt.

An Israeli official told the local media that the batteries have been deployed as a precaution against rocket attacks by “terror groups” based in Sinai. Israeli personnel have been trained for swift deployment at strategic locations around Eilat. A radar system was also positioned in the same area.

A Grad rocket was fired from Sinai into Israel last month. Brigadier General Yoav Mordechai confirmed that the “Iron Dome” system on the border is deployed fearing future threats, noting that the same system was deployed previously in Ashdod, Ashkelon and Bier Shiva.