Israel on alert for Syria airstrike

Remember  the Israeli bombing Syria’s nuclear reactor (on Sept. 6, 2007), see here? Well Israel has increased her vigilance to prevent any harmful surprise.
 
From the ‘The Jerusalem Post’
UK paper: Dimona defenses on high alert.
  The defensive missile shield around Israel’s nuclear facility at Dimona was placed on red alert 30 times last week out of concern over a possible Syrian air strike, the Sunday Times has reported.
  The British newspaper said that a battery of US-made Patriot anti-aircraft missiles had been moved to the Negev site following intelligence that Damascus may launch a raid in retaliation for the September 6 strike on a suspected nuclear installation in northern Syria.
 The Times quoted the deputy commander of the battery as saying: “We’re ready to launch the missiles in seconds, once we’re on full alert. “Every civilian aircraft en route from Cairo to Amman, or from Jeddah to Cairo and vice versa, which deviates even slightly from its route, sets off an alarm and risks a missile being fired.”
  The newspaper quoted a defense source as saying: “The fact that the Syrians didn’t launch an immediate strike against Israel doesn’t mean that they won’t retaliate in due course, Dimona is on the top of their list.” See here.
 
Another quote from ‘IMRA, Independent Media Review and Analysis’
Israel on alert for Syria airstrike on Dimona.
….”A battery of American-made Patriot antiaircraft missiles has been moved to Dimona in the Negev desert following intelligence that a strike may be launched in retaliation for Israel’s bombing of a suspected nuclear site in Syria two months ago. In a highly unusual move, the officers in charge of the missiles were permitted to talk to Israeli state television about their preparations. “We’re ready to launch the missiles in seconds, once we’re on full alert,” said  First Lieutenant Adi, a young female officer who is the deputy commander of the battery, see more.
 
See pictures from the video clip, (from keshet-tv) see here. (In Hebrew. 20:00 | 08.11.07)

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