(AGI) Jerusalem, July 3 - Israel started to strengthen itssouthern front bordering the Gaza Strip, employing defensivemanoeuvres after the continuing rocket barrage launched fromthe Palestinian enclave. The Army spokesman, lieutenant-colonelPeter Lerner, explained that the troops are taking "defensivepositions" within the Israeli communities hit by rockets,without specifying their scope. Reinforcements were drawn fromreservists "at the general headquarter level, and do notinclude field troops", he concluded. . .