The IDF's Windbreaker defense system has intercepted an anti-tank missile fired at a tank in the central Gaza Strip, near Kissufim on Wednesday.
An IDF inquiry suggests that the tank shield detected a missile launch during operational activity near the border fence. No injuries were reported.
The IDF considers the firing of the missile a very unusual event. Windbreaker has rarely been called into action since becoming operational two years ago. In March 2011, it successfully intercepted an RPG rocket fired at a tank.
The system has revolutionized the battlefield where tanks face-off terrorist cells.
Lieutenant-Colonel Yoav Shukrun, Commander of the Kfir Brigade's Haruv Battalion said that Hamas and the Islamic Jihad "are trying to drag us into a broader conflict. There is nothing innocent about cells approaching the fence and no one is doing it to forge peace with Israel."
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