Israel Deploys Iron Dome Around Tel Aviv After Gaza Rocket Onslaught

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - AUGUST 31: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli man rides his bicycle past the 'Iron Dome' missile defense system as it is deployed on August 31, 2013 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Tensions are rising in Israel amid international talks of a military intervention In Syria. (Photo by Uriel …
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The Times of Israel reports: The military on Sunday announced that it will be deploying additional Iron Dome missile defense batteries in southern Israel and in the greater Tel Aviv area, following large-scale clashes with the Hamas terror group in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

Reservists from air defense units were also called up to provide additional manpower for these batteries, the Israel Defense Forces said. “The IDF is determined to continue to defend citizens of Israel and is prepared for a variety of scenarios that may intensify,” the army said.

The air defense reinforcements were a precautionary measure, as the potential remained for renewed violence despite a ceasefire reached on Saturday night that largely appeared to be holding.

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