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  9/4/2011, Elul 5, 5771

Missile Protection for Civilian Aircraft?

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will convene a meeting of the diplomacy-security cabinet, Sunday evening, to discuss a 10-million-shekel program to protect civilian aircraft from missiles, according to Voice of Israel government radio.

The program was developed following the launching of shoulder-mounted missiles at an Arkia Airlines jet during a deadly raid on a resort in Mombasa, Kenya frequented by Israelis.