IDF Deploys Iron Dome in Eilat

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- The Israel Defense Forces placed an Iron Dome anti-missile system battery just outside a residential neighborhood in Eilat, Israel's southernmost resort city, on Sunday, following at least one Grad-type rocket attack on the city from the Sinai.

Five days after residents heard two loud explosions, a hiker discovered fragments from one of the spent rocket shells in a mountainous area northwest of the city.

An IDF spokesman said the deployment is part of a countrywide plan to calibrate the anti-missile system in various locations.

"The Iron Dome system is in a process of testing, part of which involves positioning a battery from time to time in various locations around the country," the IDF Spokesperson's office said in a statement. "As part of this program the [Iron Dome] is being deployed for testing near Eilat."

An Islamist group calling itself Ansar Jerusalem claimed responsibility for the attacks. Both rockets fell in open areas, with no injuries or property damage.

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