Extra Iron Dome batteries deployed in central and southern Israel
Amid rising tensions on Israel’s northern and southern fronts, the IDF Thursday posted Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in Greater Tel Aviv and opposite Gaza. Syria and Iran, it is estimated, are gearing up for additional reprisals for the IDF air and ground missile strikes on Iranian targets in Syria on Jan. 21, over and above the Iranian missile aimed at the Hermon. Syria’s UN ambassador warned Wednesday that Ben Gurion airport would be attacked if Israel continued to strike Damascus airport. This warning is taken seriously in Israel.