Israel deploys Patriot missiles to protect nuclear reactor against possible attack by Iraq
Israel deployed Thursday Patriot anti-missile missiles to protect its nuclear reactor against possible attack by Iraq.
Y-Net, the Web site of the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot, reported the U.S.-made missiles were set up near Israel's nuclear research reactor at Dimona in the Negev Desert in the south of the county.
Military officials confirmed the deployment of both Patriot and Hawk missiles in southern Israel, but called the exercise routine.
If the United States go to war with Iraq, it is widely believed in Israel that Iraq would attack it, as the latter did during the Gulf War in 1991. (Albawaba.com)
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