The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers during the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza.
expensive systems were inaugurated last year amid controversy over its
worth. A primitive Kassam rocket costs terrorists only a few hundred
dollars while each Iron Dome anti-missile missile costs $50,000.
Minister Binyamin Netanyahu stated Saturday night, “We will continue to
improve home front defense including by means of additional Iron Dome
systems, the effectiveness of which was shown again over the weekend."
Iron Dome system intercepted about 90 percent of the rockets fired at
Be’er Sheva, Ashdod and Ashkelon, including three on Sunday morning.
Despite the rocket barrage, Israel kept open the Erez Crossing for
passengers and employees of international organizations operating in
Gaza. Kerem Shalom was open for the delivery of 200 truckloads to Gaza
Its deployment this past weekend appears to have
defeated Hamas, at least for the time being. The terrorist organization
has been talking with the new regime in Egypt for another ceasefire
after failing to inflict mass casualties or property damage on Israel. . .
Remember how Ronald Reagan was mocked for suggesting that a missile defense system was possible?