August 22, 2014

Should Israel, U.S. Rethink Iron Dome's Usefulness?

Benny Morris, Los Angeles Times

The Associated Press

During the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict, Iron Dome has efficiently protected Israel from massive damage and casualties. Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip had launched 2,648 rockets against Israel, and that was before a temporary cease-fire was broken Tuesday. Most fell in empty fields. The 600-odd rockets that had accurately targeted towns and villages were almost all successfully intercepted by Iron Dome's Tamir missiles — a nearly 90% success rate, according to the Israel Defense Forces.

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TAGGED: Hamas, Gaza, Iron Dome, United States, Israel


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