TEL AVIV — The biggest missile threat to Israel is the heavy artillery rocket with a half-ton warhead that can be fired — with increasing accuracy — by the hundreds, perhaps thousands into large areas of the nation. “A decade ago, the primary threats were Scuds and Shahab 3 and artillery rockets were considered a military asset,” says Arieh Herzog, director of the Israel Missile Defense Organization. “But, [during the Lebanon conflict of 2006] our neighbors found out they could use those ...


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