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Israel Said to Boost Iron Dome System as Rockets Rain From Gaza

Israel is rushing to increase output of its Iron Dome missile defense equipment after the system proved successful at intercepting rockets fired from the Gaza Strip in an escalating conflict entering its second week, said two people familiar with the plan.

State-owned manufacturer Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. and Israel Aerospace Industries’s Elta unit, which provides the radar that tracks rockets, have been asked to accelerate production, said the people, asked not to be identified because the plan isn’t public. The Israeli cabinet has discussed additional funding to speed output, one person said.