Pregnant woman in 9th month directed deployment of Iron Dome battery to
defend Tel Aviv.
Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA 30 November 2012
Maariv 30.11.2012 features a photo of HIla, the 28 year old head of the
testing division responsible for the testing and transfer of Iron Dome
batteries to the Air Force who is in her 9th month of pregnancy (expecting
to give birth next Sunday). The battery was completing a series of testing
at the testing field when Israel assassinated Ahmed Jabri. The team
realized that they could close the gap between testing and deployment and in
the course of 60 hours were able to deploy the Iron Dome battery to defend
Tel Aviv. Hila is an aeronautical engineer married to an Air Force officer.
When her husbandís commander told him he was sending him home to be with his
wife as she was about to give birth, he replied that his wife wasnít home.
[Maariv reporter Achikam Moshe David]