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Israel eyes extra security for foreign minister who lives in West Bank

Posted in Internal Israeli Affairs, Israeli Settlements, The West Bank by beyondtheborder on April 7, 2009

Security sources said the intelligence community has concluded that Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman would become a target of such groups as Hamas, Hizbullah and Islamic Jihad. The sources said Lieberman’s statements, regarded by Arabs as provocative, as well as his residency in the West Bank would garner assassination attempts.

“The fact that he lives in the West Bank makes him a much easier target than say if he lived in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem,” a security source said.

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Israel successfully tests ‘Iron Dome’

Posted in Miscellaneous by beyondtheborder on March 26, 2009

During the test, a number of rockets were launched, “of the same type that were fired in recent years at Israel,” and the Iron Dome system responded “accordingly,” the Defense Ministry said, using terminology indicating a successful interception of the projectiles.

The Iron Dome system is slated to defend southern and northern Israel from Hamas and Hizbullah rockets, and be a key component in a multi-layered missile defense system that includes the Arrow anti-ballistic missile shield.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1237727552459&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

It said the missiles, which can destroy rockets with a range of up to 70 km, will become operational in 2010 when the first batch is delivered to the Israeli air force.

Source: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/israel-antirocket-test-success-20090327-9csf.html