Jun 9, 2014
Israel deploys Iron Dome near Syrian border at Golan Heights
On late June 4, Iron Dome was activated to stop a mortar attack from Syria. The sources said the battery fired two interceptors, but redirected after the mortars were determined as heading toward open areas.
This marked the first time that Iron Dome, was employed near Lebanon or Syria.
Iron Dome has proven unable to stop mortars, a key form of attack from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. The Israeli side of the Golan Heights has undergone steady fire from Syria. The sources said the military assessed that most of the fire represented stray shells in battles between Sunni rebels and the Syrian
But the sources did not rule out intensified fire from the Syrian town of Quneitra, which contains an army base. The sources said Sunni rebels, including those trained by the United States, were trying to force Israel to attack the Syrian Army.