Iron Dome battery deployed to central Israel

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Iron Dome anti-missile system battery was deployed to central Israel.

The Iron Dome battery was moved to the Sharon region north of Tel Aviv for the first time, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

The battery is in position to protect Netanya, Hadera and other central Israel cities.

The battery is being deployed as part of the regular operational process, according to the IDF. Israel now has six operational Iron Dome batteries.

The Sharon region is believed to be within range of rockets fired by Hezbollah from Lebanon.

An Iron Dome battery deployed near Eilat in southern Israel last week intercepted rockets fired from Sinai at the tourist enclave.