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  11/12/2012, Cheshvan 27, 5773

Barak: Gaza Activity Could Escalate

Defense Minister Ehud Barak participated, Monday morning, in a live test-firing of a Patriot anti-missile missile from central Israel as part of a joint Israeli-American air-defense exercise. He called the exercise "proof that the veteran and old systems still work as they should and deliver results in parallel, not far from here in the south, with our newest, most modern systems."

Barak also said, "These are very important days for us, in terms of progress in cooperation in missile defense against future tests, as well as ongoing activity against Hamas and terror organizations in Gaza, which may get more serious and expand."