Israel continues to prepare for a possible U.S. strike on Syria, deploying an Iron Dome missile-defense battery in Jerusalem, Israel Hayom reports.
Israel is deploying all of its missile defenses as a precaution against possible Syrian retaliatory attacks should Western powers carry out threatened strikes on Syria, Israeli Army Radio said on Wednesday.
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) installed a sixth Iron Dome missile defense system, which will be staffed only by reserve soldiers, last Wednesday according to the Times of Israel.
JERUSALEM – Claims made by an American scientist that Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system downed only five to 10 percent of rockets fired from Gaza during Operation Pillar of Defense last November, and not more than 80 percent as Israel claims, were refuted yesterday by the former head of Israel’s anti-missile development program.
A video posted to YouTube on Sunday claims to show a Palestinian militant group launching 107mm rockets into Israeli territory late Sunday as violence along Israel’s border ramps up after months of relative calm.
The U.S. government’s cash crunch has forced Israel to reduce the number of Iron Dome missile interceptors it employs, a senior Israeli official told Reuters.