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Iron Dome battery deployed in Haifa vicinity
Anti-missile system heads north day after IDF chief Gantz made unusual comments about situation in Syria
An Iron Dome battery has been deployed in the Haifa area in accordance with the situation assessment, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said Friday.

 

On Thursday, IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz discussed the situation in Syria and remarked that "Syria is still bleeding, and in Lebanon the flames have started to creep up on Nasrallah."

 

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The IDF chief added that that the Israeli Air Force is "the strategic arm of the IDF; it can make our enemies pay, anytime, anywhere.”


סוללת כיפת ברזל. נעה על פי הצורך (צילום: אבישג שאר-ישוב)

Iron Dome battery (Photo: Avishag Shaar-Yeshuv)

 

Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the IAF's 166 flight course, Gantz said "All fronts – from south to north – are turbulent," Gantz noted. "In the face of a changing reality, we are required to be more prepared than ever."

 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised the graduates and said, "We want peace and hold out our hand, but will not close our eyes or be delusional. We closely monitor what is happening within our borders.

 

"We have defensive and offensive capabilities, and we are prepared to use them if forced to. Whoever needs to know that we don’t only talk but also follow through, knows it."

 

 

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First published: 06.28.13, 12:36
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