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        11/27/2012, Kislev 13, 5773

      Israel's Newest Heroes: Iron Dome Engineers

      The heroes who saved Israeli lives during Operation Pillar of Defense were not only the armed soldiers, but also the engineers, statisticians and other employees of the Rafael Defuse Systems company. Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the facilities on Tuesday and praised their ingenuity for created the Iron Dome anti-missile battery.

      "We met with hundreds of employees working in the Iron Dome and other important matters. I'm here to tell them thank you, not only as Defense Minister, but also as citizens of the State of Israel," Barak said.