Israeli troopers stand guard subsequent to an Iron Dome defence system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, deployed in Or Yehuda in central Israel, on November 14, 2017. (AFP PHOTO)
JERUSALEM, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) — Israel has deployed a rocket protection system within the district of Tel Aviv, the nation’s monetary capital, for concern of revenge assaults by the Gaza-based Islamic Jihad, the navy stated Tuesday.
A navy assertion stated the anti-rocket Iron Dome battery was deployed over the previous week within the space of Tel Aviv, with out elaborating.
The system, designed to intercept short-range rockets, has defended in opposition to tons of of rockets fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza throughout Israel’s navy marketing campaign there in 2014.
The transfer comes after the Islamic Jihad, an Iranian-backed Palestinian group, has vowed to avenge the demolition of one among its cross-border tunnels on Oct. 31, throughout which not less than 12 militants had been killed.
On Monday, the navy stated it deployed one other Iron Dome battery elsewhere in central Israel.
The transfer got here after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened to “take a very firm stance against anyone who tries to attack us or attacks us from any area.”
The escalation comes at a delicate time, because the rival Fatah and Hamas, an Islamist motion that runs Gaza, are engaged on the implementation of a reconciliation historic deal.
Israel objects the deal.