14 Apr '11, 5pm

ANALYSIS: Rocket shield reprieves Israeli frontiers, for now - Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's Iron Dome rocket interceptor will allow it to ease off the tinderbox Gaza and Lebanon frontiers, but war risks persist and may even be boosted as Hamas and Hezbollah guerrillas test alternative tactics. The system's success in shooting down a Palestinian Katyusha salvo last week has been tempered by caveats. Officials want to avoid any false sense of security among Israelis who spent the conflicts of 2006 and 2009 holed up in air raid shelters. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hailed Iron Dome as a "breakthrough", but made clear it is not perfect and Israel continues to rely on overwhelming military might. "Ultimately, our best defence is a combination of defensive capability and a deterrent offensive capability," he said. Fenced off in Gaza, Hamas and other Palestinian factions have long looked to rocket and mortar fire as their main weapon...

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