Gaza crisis heating up. Iron Domes deployed in S. Israel

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman held urgent consultations on the Gaza crisis on Thursday with Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gady Eisenkot, Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Tamir Hayman, Government Administrator for the Territories Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu-Rukun and other senior officials. His office released a statement saying that the minister was apprised of the state of readiness maintained by the units deployed around the Gaza Strip, that he directed the IDF to stand at maximum readiness for all developments, and announced the deployment of additional Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries to southern Israel. Gen. Eisenkot earlier ordered reinforcements added to the forces guarding the Gaza border fence.

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