Skip to comments.Hamas mortar kills 1st Israeli in renewed Gaza conflict
Posted on 07/16/2014 4:02:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Israel resumed its heavy bombardment of Gaza on Tuesday and warned that Hamas would "pay the price" after the Islamic militant group rejected an Egyptian truce plan and instead unleashed more rocket barrages at the Jewish state.
Late Tuesday, the military urged tens of thousands of residents of northern and eastern Gaza to leave their homes by Wednesday morning, presumable a prelude to air strikes there.
Rocket fire from Gaza killed an Israeli man Tuesday, the first Israeli fatality in eight days of fighting....
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Is there any defense against mortars?
I’ll guess no, because of small size, and no electronics.
Counter Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar
I’m familiar with the naval “Phalanx” weapon system.
I hadn’t realized our ground forces used them in Iraq.
Rest in peace.