In fear of Iraqi missile attack, Israel deployes second Arrow battery
Israel is deploying a second battery of Arrow anti-missile missiles in the center of the country, the military confirmed Friday. The deployment comes amid speculation that the United States will attack Iraq.
A photo on the front page of Israel's most popular daily, Yediot Ahronot showed the radar of the Arrow system already in place at Ein Shemer, east of the central Israeli town of Hadera. The missiles themselves are to be deployed later, the military said, according to AP.
In its statement, the military made no reference to the growing tensions between the United States and Iraq, saying only that the Arrow battery is being deployed as part of a multi-year test program. The deployment comes despite strong opposition by local residents, fearing radiation from the radar, the Israeli newspaper said. (Albawaba.om)
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