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I started the -- saying that Israel was an island in the Arab -- that's relative.
Relatively speaking in the southern part of this tiny country Israeli communities are still being bombarded on a daily basis.
By missiles fired from the Gaza Strip.
An Israeli city.
The border Gaza those to -- -- rockets part of the iron dome antimissile system in these two gentlemen both of whom have.
Broke down ties to the United States are are part of the battery they -- the battery.
They are this is you -- Gil Martin Sargent says -- hails from Grand Haven Michigan and first sergeant Jauron skirt and her.
Whose mom and dad come from -- Washington DC and New York.
He was born here in Israel so sergeant -- What says Michigan they're doing here in Israel.
Feel like -- have close ties votes United States and Israel and I felt like serving the military here because there's as your security needs.
And I felt like -- had to do my part.
What's your -- I'm an interception which means that I directly involved with interception of rockets that are directly defense limit.
Do you think you can protect the people that's -- there's so many missiles in Gaza -- this way.
Well like it's set up so far we've been doing a great job and worked constantly improving and then.
-- feel very confident -- him.
-- ever get the sense though that this is a never ending war.
I have hope and I you want to believe.
That eventually will end.
And I hope it'll end soon so when you hear criticism of Israel have you respond -- -- when you're back in the states.
Well a lot of it is based on the -- we're not attacking.
Or anything of that so we're constantly defending it from rockets that are being shot at us and they're constantly being shot.
Yes and I'm defending.
-- -- -- -- I feel very confident what I'm doing it and morally I feel very confident when and by doing our job specifically.
That we barrel.
Are not only preventing civilian death -- -- preventing future conflict.
This is first sergeant Barry -- C hails from queens New York he's 25 years old in the idea I'll turn here's.
What's -- blue eyed new Yorker during fighting in Israel.
Mike -- who serve in the military to serve in the Jewish charming and zionism has brought -- for the very.
Strong Jewish identity almost -- consume us -- proud American I'm you know America's a country.
That has led Jews live freely in and prosper fur of a very long time unprecedented history.
But at the same time it was important permitted to grab the first.
Robertson in 2000 years to live in a Jewish country to -- and a Jewish army what's the biggest stereo type on about Israel the Israeli army that you would like to dispel.
Israeli -- says -- the green monster that.
You know dragged by their homes and -- and military operations and it's really.
From a personal level every guy in my team the all attended the wanna do is do -- home with their girlfriends go to the pool go to the beach -- wants to be here but you know that we have to.
So I think it -- is optimistic for peace just that we can all take a vacation.
-- you saw the the anti missile batteries kept a note here is one of the commanders of the surveillance unit they use these fixed wing aircraft to check out what is going on so kept in -- describe what -- looking at right now.
We're following a certain person is walking down the street.
It can be anyone knew we've got information about regarding.
Anything can be pulse of the terrorist group pool.
-- certain terrorist cell in May be on his way to.
To launch -- rockets.
And what we're doing now is we're following in down the streets is to see what he's going to do -- do you know -- to take action basically if we get intelligence.
All of a -- personal perhaps -- certain vehicle.
Then we'll follow them and and actually see what they're going to do.
And if we can -- crossed that information with other sources of intelligence than we can.
We can discover exactly what -- going to do you know the rap against that Israel.
You kind of Willy Nilly about the attack that you'll take out the civilians if you have -- to get the bad guys as veteran -- profession is to make sure that the attacks all.
Surgical and pinpoint in other words only and target which -- being approved for an attack.
Will be hit and no one else no women have children and -- by standards that's what we aim to do what we have.
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