Israel deploys third Iron Dome anti-missile battery

Published 1 September 2011

On Wednesday Israel deployed a third Iron Dome anti-rocket battery near the port city of Ashdod; Ehud Barak, Israel’s defense minister, said, “The deployment is part of a national emergency plan which I announced several weeks ago and is a concrete expression of defending Israel’s residents from rockets and missiles”; Barak said nine Iron Dome batteries will be deployed in the next two years; the batteries intercept short-range rockets and artillery shells

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