Israel deploys David’s Sling anti-missile system against stray Syrian rockets

Israel for the first time deployed the David’s Sling anti-missile system in a battle setting after stray rockets from Syria appeared to head for Israel.

By: World Israel News Staff

Israel for the first time on Monday deployed David’s Sling anti-missile system after rockets from Syria strayed toward Israel.

David’s Sling air defense system knocked down Syrian surface-to-surface missiles carrying approximately a half ton of explosives, according to the military’s initial investigation.

The two Syrian SS-21 short-range ballistic missiles did not manage to breach the border into Israeli air space and instead landed one kilometer inside Syria.

The stray rockets were from the ongoing battles taking place in southern Syria between President Bashar Assad’s troops and rebels.

The Syrian rockets set off red alerts across the north of Israel.

In addition to hearing explosions, residents of northern Israel also reported seeing the trails left behind by Israeli anti-aircraft missiles.

In recent weeks, these sirens have been triggered by the military shooting down unmanned aerial vehicles entering Israeli airspace from Syria.