Gaza – Israel Deploys Rocket Defense Amid Threats By Gaza Militants

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    A crane lifts a concrete blast wall panel that are being placed around an Israeli Air Force Iron Dome battery in central Israel, 14 November 2017. The Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) announced 14 November 2017 that it is setting up an unspecified number of Iron Dome anti-missile batteries across the country due to tensions with the Islamic Jihad movement.  EPA-EFE/JIM HOLLANDERGaza – Israel’s military says it deployed a rocket defense system to the center of the country amid threats by Gaza militants.

    It said on Tuesday that an Iron Dome battery was deployed, without elaborating. The system defends against short-range rockets, and intercepted hundreds of projectiles fired by Palestinian militants during the 2014 Gaza war.

    The move follows a warning by Israel’s prime minister and military to Gaza militants against attacks.

    Islamic Jihad, an Iran-backed militant group in Gaza, has vowed revenge for the demolition of one of its attack tunnels last month that crossed into Israel.

    It was a rare flare-up along the tense border, which has remained mostly quiet since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war.

    During the fighting, Gaza gunmen on several occasions infiltrated Israel through a tunnel network.
    A soldier keeps watch in front of an Israeli army Iron Dome anti-missile battery at the Israel-Gaza border, southern Israel, 13 November  2017.

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    1. Can anyone explain: This battery seems to carry 16 projectiles and I don’t a system to automatically replace the missiles. So if the Palestinians increase accuracy of their rockets or missiles, how are these batteries going to help on a synchronized massive attack scale? How many of these batteries does Israel have?

    2. It’s also possible that a synchronized attack would require a widespread movement of troops, which would make it observable by Israel. In that case, Israel would strike first with tons of drones. Maybe. As time moves on, the more powerful Israel becomes and the less chance the muslims have to attack, aside from demographics…

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