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Israelis visit Iron Dome soldiers

Residents of Tel Aviv Metropolitan area arrive at battery to see defense system, bring food to soldiers. Locals say battery makes them feel safe

Dozens arrived Saturday to see the Iron Dome system that was deployed in the Tel Aviv Metropolitan area in preparation for a possible US attack on Syria.

 

Several of the visitors brought food for the soldiers. "I brought some sushi and cold beverages," said Shahar Anoshi, who came in the afternoon. "It's important for me that the soldiers are happy, that the time passes and that they know we appreciate everything they do for us."

 

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Ori, who lives nearby to where the Iron Dome battery was deployed said that the soldiers' presence was making him feel safe. "It's ultimately a psychological issue," he noted. "I feel safe and if the battery is near the house then everything will be fine."

 

Iron Dome in central Israel (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Iron Dome in central Israel (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Visiting the Iron Dome battery (Photo: Motti Kimchi)
Visiting the Iron Dome battery (Photo: Motti Kimchi)

Photo: Motti Kimchi
Photo: Motti Kimchi

Earlier Saturday, Air Defense Commander Shahar Shohat visited the battery soldiers.

 

Both Israelis and tourists made it to Israel's north over the weekend, despite security alertness.

 

At the moment, the Home Front Command issued no special instructions to residents of the north. If the US launches an attack in Syria, the HFC is expected to convene and issue emergency instructions.

 

Dozens of foreign press correspondents have also arrived at the vicinity of the border over the weekend. A UK reporter told Ynet that though he doubted reporters could see anything in case of an attack, the Israeli side of the border was the closest point for those who want to report seeing as Assad banned foreign press from his country at the beginning of the war.

 

Itay Blumenthal, Maor Buchnik and Yoav Zitun contributed to this report

 

 

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פרסום ראשון: 08.31.13, 18:16
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