Israel: Iron Dome anti-missile shield placed near Eilat

To defend Red Sea touristic site

20 August, 15:46

(ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, 20 August - Israeli army has installed yesterday a battery of 'Iron Dome' (a system able to intercept incoming rockets) in the vicinity of Eilat, a popular tourist site that overlooks the south of Israel on the Red Sea, adjacent to the Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.

This was announced by a military spokesman. The missile defense had been located not far from the place where a few days ago some fragments of a Grad rocket had been found.

For the second time during the summer the deployment of this type of shied has occurred: last week another battery - Ynet underlines - had been placed near Safed, a town in northern Israel. The military spokesman said that the adoption of the defense system - located in a mountain area, not visible from the highway nearby Eilat, as Ynet website explains - is part of the effort to disguise the Iron Dome with the topography of the area.(ANSAmed).

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