Unknown missile test-launched from Palmahim base

A missile was test-launched Thursday morning from the Palmahim air force base in the center of the country. The Defense Ministry refused to provide details concerning the type of missile and the purpose it served, but said that the experiment tested the missile's rocket propulsion system, and was successful. Palmachim is where the air force launches its various missiles, including the Arrow Missile Defense System and the Shavit satellite launcher. Witnesses driving from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reported seeing the missile take off in the distance.