Sky over Israel – Iron Dome against Hamas rockets [Photos]
PANAGYURISHTE, (BM) – Although the “missile war” currently underway in Israel and Gaza has no justification for the loss of civilian lives on both sides of the barricade, AFP photographers have taken impressive footage.
The photos show Hamas attacking missiles and their capture by Israeli pride – the Iron Dome air defense system. The “golden straight lines” are the rockets fired from Gaza, while the drawing oval golden lines are the missiles fired from the Iron Dome, which a moment later intercept the “enemy” blades.
The Israeli Iron Dome air defense system is unique in its characteristics. The Israelis developed it for just such a purpose – interception and destruction of short- and medium-range missiles (up to 70 km). According to unofficial information, the success rate of Iron Dome is 90%.
What is happening in the area?
The violence began after the focus fell on controversial judicial and political actions over the Palestinian-populated Sheikh Jara district of East Jerusalem. An Israeli court initially ruled that Palestinians should be evicted from the neighborhood and be populated with Israelis. A hearing on the eviction followed, but it never ended last Sunday and was postponed.
On Monday, Jerusalem was subjected to a brief rocket attack by al-Quds and Hamas with a request on the eviction decision. Israel did not comply with the Palestinians, which led to a retaliatory strike and a rocket fire between the two countries for the second day in a row.
According to a field source, Israel has involved fighter jets and tanks in the conflict, which are hitting 130 targets in the Gaza Strip. These goals are related to the Hamas movement. According to the Israeli authorities, these goals are also associated with terrorist organizations.
The international community welcomes the actions of Israelis and Palestinians, but as statements from both sides make clear, both sides may reach no agreement soon.
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