Despite Iron Dome, residential areas sustain hits

48178010100893640360no Iron Dome battery deployed in north intercepted rocket launched at Israel, but failed to intercept two other rockets that hit two Galilee communities. IAF launches investigation into misses

By Ahiya Raved  Israel News
The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted a rocket for the first time along the Israeli-Lebanese border Thursday, but apparently, out of the four rockets that were launched from Tyre, Lebanon, two managed to hit residential areas.

Scene of hit in Shavei Zion (Photo: Avihu Shapira)

Seeing as the Iron Dome battery intercepted only one Katiusha, the IAF is investigating how two other managed to reach Israel – one in Kibbutz Gesher HaZiv in the Western Galilee and the other in Moshav Shavei Zion in the Western Galilee.   Sources with the aerial defense system stressed that though the Iron Dome batteries are constantly undergoing upgrades and development processes, they will not be able to offer hermetic defense and intercept every rocket that is launched at a residential area.

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