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  Elul 7, 5773 , 13/08/13

Moshe Ya'alon Defiant Following Eilat Rocket Attack

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon (Likud - Yisrael Beiteinu) addressed the firing of rockets at Eilat in a statement on Tuesday. "Eilat residents and tourists do not need to prepare to change their routine. That's why we moved an Iron Dome battery to Eilat a month ago," he stated. The Israeli invented anti-missile defense system shot down a missile overnight aimed at Eilat.

Regarding the security situation in Eilat and the greater southern vicinity, Defense Minister Ya'alon stated, "right now we do not see a concrete warnings." He added that terrorists based in the Sinai Peninsula may try to stir up trouble but that the Israel Defense Force is ready and prepared for any scenario.

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