web analytics
March 1, 2015 / 10 Adar , 5775
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Israel Deploys Third Missile System on Syrian Border

Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defense system in the north, shortly after the IDF air strike near the border between Syria and Lebanon, AFP reports.

“The deployment of several Iron Dome batteries in the north of the country comes as part of the setting up of the system,” an IDF spokesperson said.

The third Iron Dome battery was ordered to the north after Defense Minister Ehud Barak all but confirmed that Israel was behind the January 30 air strike against Syria.

The strike targeted a military complex outside Damascus, some 7 miles from the Lebanese border, that according to one U.S. official contained surface-to-air missiles, and an adjacent facility said to house chemical weapons.

Last month, two Iron Dome batteries were deployed to Israel’s north as a precaution against potential attacks from Syria or Lebanon.

Israel has warned repeatedly about the possibility of chemical weapons falling into the hands of Islamist Hezbollah, following Syrian President Bashar al-Assad all-but-certain fall, losing a two-year civil war that killed more than 60 thousand Syrians.

The Iron Dome batteries – which shoot down missiles from up to 45 miles – will allow Israel to launch a quick strike on targets inside Lebanon and Syria while protecting its own civilians from a rocket retaliation.

The anti-missile system, best in the world, played a major role in blocking incoming missiles from Gaza during the eight-day confrontation last November between Israel and Hamas.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

2 Responses to “Israel Deploys Third Missile System on Syrian Border”

  1. Thank goodness for the Iron Dome.

  2. Thank goodness for the Iron Dome.

Comments are closed.

Current Top Story
Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu prays at the Western Wall ahead of his speech next week at the US Congress.
Netanyahu Visits Western Wall before Leaving for US
Latest News Stories
One homeowner's "art" in Sacramento, California.

Free speech is cherished, but hate displays on Sacramento home quite disturbing.

Prime Minister Netanyahu writes the beginning of his speech he will deliver in Congress on Tuesday.

Democrats did not sponsor but also did not try to block the resolution.

israel polls

The Left-Right division remains almost the same, but a National Unity government is also feasible.

Abbas, the one who is short in size and common sense, with Kerry, the one who is tall in size but short on common sense.

Kerry called Abbas about “financial viability” of the Palestinian Authority and efforts “to prevent a crisis.”

“I Respect the President Barak Obama.” That’s what he said. We don’t know what meant.

Three car accident near Beit Shemesh on Saturday evening. At least 10 injured.

On February 10, Nemtsov wrote in a news website, “I’m afraid Putin will kill me.”

‘Double Gold’ awarded to 2012 Yarden Heights wine & 2011 Yarden Merlot Kela Single Vineyard.

The so-called “Zionist Camp” was accused of having “blood on its hands.”

Actor Leonard Nimoy, 83, “lived long and prospered” but on Friday moved on to explore the Next World.

Iran already has enough centrifuges for a nuclear weapon.

Learning lessons from Protective Edge, Israel is building an underground training field, and will train special units in tunnel warfare.

The unique desert landscape that covers large parts of Israel allow for its positioning as a leading destination for cyclists, with a comfortable climate year-round and spectacular desert scenery.

Once again al Quds’ Said Arikat used the State Dept. Briefing room to slander Israel with false “facts.”

“If no one is infallible, how is it possible that Netanyahu in his opposition to a potential Iran deal is wrong and you guys are all right?”

US Intelligence Chief Says ISIS ‘low priority’ for Turkey.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
israel polls

The Left-Right division remains almost the same, but a National Unity government is also feasible.

Underground tunnel found near the Egyptian border. Archive photo.

Learning lessons from Protective Edge, Israel is building an underground training field, and will train special units in tunnel warfare.

Jihadi John, the British beheader in Daesh-land (Islamic State) has been tentatively identified as Mohammed Emwazi, a Brit, born in Kuwait, who grew up in West London and has a degree in computer programming. His former friends who have identified him, and are positive its him.

An Arab tried to stab an IDF soldier at the Gush Etzion junction on Thursday evening.

Israel’s Foreign Minister hails NY court decision for Israeli victims of terror against Palestinian Arab terrorists.

A multi-car passenger train has derailed north of Los Angeles after hitting a truck in Ventura County, injuring at least 30 people.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday night that the Palestinian Authority has not learned anything from yesterday’s U.S. federal’s ruling n favor of families of terror victims who filed a lawsuit against the PA for damages. “Instead of drawing the requisite lesson, the Palestinian Authority is advancing steps that endanger regional stability such as the […]

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/israel-deploys-third-missile-system-on-syrian-border/2013/02/06/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: