(JTA) — Israel is repositioning its Iron Dome short-range missile defense system near its border with Gaza because of a recent intensification of rocket fire.
Israeli newspapers reported Friday that Ehud Barak, the defense minister, ordered the redeployment at the request of local authorities in the region.
According to the IDF, more than 30 rockets have been fired into Israel since the beginning of July. A woman was lightly wounded on Monday when a rocket landed near a kibbutz outside Ashkelon. The Israeli army has responded with air raids.