Israeli defense sources: Gaza terror groups changing tactics to avoid Iron Dome system

22.08.2011                      22.Aw-Elul, 5771

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Israeli defense sources: Gaza terror groups changing tactics to avoid Iron Dome system

Terror groups attempt to break through the intercept system's defenses by firing particularly large volley of rockets at Be'er Sheva, where one of the batteries is deployed.

The terror organizations in the Gaza Strip have changed their rocket-launch tactics in an attempt to evade the two Iron Dome anti-missile batteries deployed by the Israel Air Force in southern Israel, security sources say. The new tactics include aiming more frequently at areas beyond the Iron Dome protection range.
On Saturday, the terror groups attempted to break through the intercept system's defenses by firing a particularly large volley of rockets at Be'er Sheva, where one of the batteries is deployed. The Defense Ministry, for its part, has accelerated its timetable in order to double the number of available batteries within six months….