Israel's Iron Dome Interceptor in Action

Israel says its unique "Iron Dome" short-range air defence system is performing well, intercepting the vast majority of rockets fired at southern cities in the latest barrage by Gaza militants. So far three experimental batteries have been deployed since March 2011 -- around Ashkelon, Ashdod and the Negev desert capital of Beersheva, which have a combined population of more than half a million. Experts say that a total of 13 batteries are needed to give a full nationwide umbrella. By Monday afternoon, Palestinians had fired more than 200 rockets and mortar rounds from Gaza into southern Israel since a latest round of fighting erupted on Friday, the military said. Read more at

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