The battery was deployed to the northern town of Haifa Friday morning amid heightened tensions stemming from the Syrian civil war.
At an Air Force pilots’ graduation ceremony Thursday, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz said: “The region is shaking from north to south. Syria is bleeding. In Lebanon, the flames have caught the hem of (Hizballah leader) Nasrallah’s robe.”
Iron Dome anti-missile system deployed near Haifa
Deployment comes after IDF chief and defense minister warn about threats from Syria, Hezbollah.
The IDF chief added that that the Israeli Air Force is “the strategic arm of the IDF; it can make our enemies pay, anytime, anywhere.”
RUSSIA IS A FRIEND OF SYRIA AND WON’T LET IT DOWN
RUSSIA IT HAS TOO MUCH TO LOSE… THINK ABOUT THE GAS PROJECTS… NABUCCO VS SOUTH/NORTH STREAM.
IF SYRIA FALLS, RUSSIA’S PROJECTS OF PIPELINES WOULD FALL WITH IT. HENCE, ENABLING NABUCCO TO BE IMPLEMENTED. THIS WOULD MEAN EUROPE GETTING QATAR-I GAS I/O RUSSIAN GAS. WHICH WOULD TERRIBLY UNDERMINE RUSSIAN INFLUENCE ON AN INTERNATIONAL LEVEL.
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