I usually don’t comment on modern Middle Eastern themes, but some of the readers of this blog are also interested in recent developments between the Hamas of Gaza and Israel. It is widely reported that the “Iron Dome” missile defense system that Israel has deployed has been very effective (90% success rate) in dealing with significant missile threats from Gaza.
Israel 21ci has posted an interesting article entitled “15 things you didn’t now about the Iron Dome.”
Among them are tidbits such as:
- “A toy car sold by Toys R Us inspired developers . . . .”
- The Iron Dome . . . only intercepts . . .a rocket if it is deemed a critical threat.”