Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a clear warning to Israel’s enemies on Sunday at a ceremony inaugurating a joint U.S.-Israeli missile interceptor.
Defending Israel is of “utmost importance,” the prime minister said, adding, “Whoever tries to strike us will be hit, those that threaten our existence put themselves in existential danger.”
The interceptor, called David’s Sling, is designed to stop the medium-range missiles used by Iranian-backed Hezbollah militants in Lebanon.
The ceremony marked the moment the device became officially operational.
It also marked the completion of a “multi-tier system that includes the Arrow, designed to intercept long-range ballistic missiles in the stratosphere, with an eye on Iran, and the Iron Dome, which defends against short-range rockets from Gaza.”
H/T: Associated Press
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