IDF bolstering air defenses ahead of Jerusalem flag parade — report

The Israel Defense Forces is preparing for the possibility of rocket fire on Israel in connection with Sunday’s Flag March in Jerusalem, the Kan news network reports.

Air defense batteries, including Iron Dome, are being put on a higher state of alert, and their deployments are being adjusted, the broadcaster says.

Hamas fired rockets at the city during the nationalist parade through the Old City last year and has threatened to take action again.

Defense officials have been sending signals through the media and otherwise that the country is not looking for a fight, but is ready for the possibility of one.

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