Strategic Mortar Defense System

_Ha’aretz_ “reports”: that Israel will buy Phalanx cannons — best known as anti-anti-ship-missile systems — to defend the population of Sderot. There is apparently an anti-mortar/anti-rocket configuration used by the U.S. Army to defend fixed positions, and that’s what they’re buying.

“Earlier reports”: indicate that this has been a long time in coming.

Some possible contributing factors to the delay were “discussed here”:

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