Military takes precautionary measure of setting up additional air defenses in central and southern Israel; shots fired at IDF troops on Syrian border overnight
The Israeli military deployed Iron Dome missile defense systems in central and southern Israel in recent days, amid escalating tensions both in Syria and in the Gaza Strip.
A battery was deployed in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area, and others were positioned in the south, the army said Thursday.
In addition, a small number of reservists from air defense units were called up to staff the batteries, as typically occurs amid periods of heightened tensions, according to the Israel Defense Forces.
The past week has seen an increase in violence as well as verbal threats from both Israel’s north and the south. The announcement of the deployment came a day before thousands of Gazans were expected to again amass along the security fence for riots and clashes with Israeli troops.
Times of Israel
But..but….this article fails to mention Israel’s air attacks on it’s neighbours for years…in Lebanon,in Syria,in Gaza and the West bank (Sokolov) Editor