GAZA, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Sunday his
country would have a defense system to confront Palestinian missiles being
launched from Gaza Strip by 2010.
The new system will protect the Israeli towns, notably Sderot, which are
adjacent to Gaza Strip, Olmert told the weekly cabinet meeting.
He added that his government planned to build 14 schools and enhance the
security of each house in Negev area, south Israel, through a modern system.
The system depends on a highly-effective early-warning device that will be
provided to thousands of buildings in west Negev to protect them against the
During its Sunday meeting, the Israeli cabinet set aside USD 98 million for
the new defense system. (end)
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