IDF hits terrorists detonating explosives on Gaza border
Gaza rocket launch rate - 100 per day
Since yesterday, more than 100 rockets were launched at civilians in Israel. Luckily Iron Dome is proving its worth by identifying these rockets up high and bombing them in the sky.
Here is the Iron Dome in action:
Iron Dome Foils 90 Percent of Missiles
The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urban centers during the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
Iron Dome anti-missile system
The Iron Dome system has intercepted 90 percent of missile attacks on urbanduring the latest rocket bombardment from Gaza.
The 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.
Prime 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."
Israel Rules Out Ground Assault
Israel has ruled out a ground assault to stop missile attacks, which continued Sunday morning despite Hamas’s proposal for a ceasefire.
By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
IDF searches for rockets after attacks near Ashkelon
Israel has ruled out a ground assault to stop terrorist missile attacks, which continued Sunday morning despite Hamas’s proposal for a ceasefire, sources told Voice of IsraelSunday. One million Israelis in Israel have been ordered to stay in rocket-proof rooms.
Hamas called for a ceasefire but attacked Israel with at least six more rockets and missiles early Sunday morning. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted two rockets aimed at the port city of Ashkelon, home to keypipelines and a huge electricity generation station. A third rocket exploded in an open area in the western Negev.
The Iron Dome also intercepted a missile aimed at the port city of Ashdod, several miles north of Ashkelon and near the southern edge of metropolitan Tel Aviv. The system is able to differentiate between destinations of missiles and does not intercept those that will hit open fields.
Photo Credit: Tsafrir Abayov/Flash90
Published: March 11th, 2012
Over the past few days, southern Israel has been suffering from another wave of rocket and mortar attacks launched from the Gaza Strip. Over one hundred projectiles have been fired at Israeli civilian population concentrations. Many of these rockets have been intercepted by the Iron Dome defensive system, with a 90% success rate.
Due to this recent escalation, all school has been canceled in Southern Israel, leaving hundreds of thousands of children at home for fear they may be targeted by the terrorists. This realty forces parents in many cases to stay home, losing work days, and further hindering the already stressed economical situation. Studies at some of the universities in the South have been canceled as well, disrupting the students’ academic growth. This situation in general is a source of much concern and stress, as hundreds of thousands of civilians live under a constant life-endangering threat.
The military’s latest estimate is that the fire will continue in the coming days, and fears that the rockets’ range will expand to the Tel Aviv area as well. Many Members of Knesset have threatened the terrorists, stating that no one is immune to retaliation by the IDF.
It is of significance to note that the schools in the Gaza strip are reportedly not canceled, as life continues there as normal.