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Israeli soldiers walk next to the Iron Dome, near Beersheba city. AP photo

Israeli soldiers walk next to the Iron Dome, near Beersheba city. AP photo

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 yesterday.

“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 Aug. 16.

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.

On Aug. 15, evening, Israeli police said two blasts rocked the city.Debris of the rockets which were apparently fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula was later found.


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George Smily

8/21/2012 11:46:58 PM

F.Bernard, Hamas as Israeli asset,never! See- if I was just an Israeli civilian and I met a Palestinian I would burn him and I would make him suffer before killing him. With one hit I've killed 750 Palestinians (in Rafah, 1956). I wanted to encourage my soldiers by raping Arabic girls as the Palestinian women is a slave for Jews, and we do whatever we want to her and nobody tells us what we shall do but we tell others what they shall do." [source: . Sharon - interview with Gnrl. O. Merham,1956]

Falk Bernard

8/21/2012 2:15:53 AM

David, Hamas is an Israel asset. Turkey is fooled.

david ellison

8/20/2012 10:38:08 PM

Thanks to that brave Turkish leadership that have offered so much support to Hamas. Oh! I forgot that they are not terrorist firing into civilians,. Let's send a flotilla of peace activists to object to Israels self defense. Things have a way of coming around.......
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