Israel has been conducting tests of a short-range missile-defense system to fend off rockets from the Gaza Strip, dubbed the “Iron Dome,” and says the system is nearly ready to be deployed. (UPI, Jan. 8) The announcement comes as the Israeli Defense Forces launched four air-strikes on the Gaza Strip, targeting a supposed weapons shop and two smuggling tunnels, killing at least three. (CNN, Jan. 8)
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