The Israeli army said on Wednesday that the adversary had fired more than 1,050 rockets and mortars at Israel in the Gaza Strip after the violence erupted Monday evening. Palestinians fired rockets in response, but Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ air defence system destroyed 90% of the missiles in the air.
With the blood feud of Israel and Palestine rejuvenated, Israel has intensified airstrikes on the Gaza Strip over the past two days. The country of Jews targeted two multi-storey buildings that it believed were used by Hamas extremists and killed at least three extremists in the targeted places. Many more people have lost their lives in this Israeli attack.
Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight. Gaza’s Hamas rulers and other Islamic militant groups have fired hundreds of rockets that at times have overwhelmed Israel’s missile defences, causing air raid sirens and explosions to echo across Tel Aviv, Israel’s biggest metropolitan area, and other cities. However, the most sensitive installations in Israel remain untouched by the rocket attack of Palestinians.
The Iron Dome is said to be the world’s best anti-missile defence system. It is an air defence system developed by Israeli firms Rafael Advanced Defence Systems and Israel Aerospace Industries, with financial and technical support from the United States. The high-tech Iron Dome is a short-range air defence system that destroys rockets, mortars in the air.
The Iron Dome works in every season. It was first inducted into service in the year 2011. Through radar, it recognises missiles and rockets of enemies and in a very short period of time, destroys them in the air. This is the reason that most of the rockets and missiles fired by Palestinians were destroyed in the air.
Visuals of Iron Dome at work
Israel’s Iron Dome Defense system intercepted rockets plunging towards Ashkelon, south of Israel. (Reuters Photo)
What is an Iron Dome system? It is designed to intercept and destroy short range rockets and artillery shells. (Reuters Photo)
Iron Dome system relies on a radar system to discover whether an incoming rocket is a threat or not. (Reuters Photo)
First put into service in 2011, it is a mobile all-weather air defence system. (Reuters Photo)
Gazans reported their homes shaking and the sky lighting up with Israeli attacks, outgoing rockets and Israeli air defence missiles intercepting them. (Reuters Photo)
The Israeli military said Palestinian militants have fired more 1,050 rockets since the conflict began, with 200 of them falling short and landing inside Gaza. (Reuters Photo)