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The US military is buying Israel’s battle-proven Iron Dome that destroys rockets. Here’s how it works
The US just purchased the Iron Dome missile defense system, which Israel already uses as a powerful defense against rocket and mortar attacks.
Israel has reportedly deployed its Iron Dome missile-interception system ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest
The move comes despite a rushed ceasefire agreed between Hamas and Israel on May 6. On May 4, the Iron Dome was peppered with 690 Hamas rockets.
Israel’s Iron Dome missile-interception system stopped 86% of an enormous rocket barrage despite Hamas claims to have overwhelmed it
The Israel Defense Forces said 690 Hamas missiles were fired at the country from Gaza on Saturday and the Iron Dome defense system shot down 240.
Israel's Iron Dome took a $429 million investment from the US in 2014, and since has intercepted hundreds, if not thousands, of incoming projectiles.
The IDF shared footage of its air-defense system intercepting a missile over the Golan Heights, claiming it was launched by Iranian forces in Syria.
The rocket battle between Israel and Hamas is risking a major war — here’s what the fighting looks like
The rocket fire between Israel and Hamas is the most serious escalation of hostilities since the 2014 war.
Two rockets from Syria landed in the Sea of Galilee on Wednesday in what the army initially thought was spillover from Syria. The rockets were discovered after locals reported seeing an object fall into the water near the popular Gofra Beach, located about 18 1/2 miles from Syria's border.
Israel's military said on Tuesday that it fired two US-made Patriot missiles at a Syrian Sukhoi fighter that entered its airspace and "intercepted" the plane.
Estimates say between 115 and 130 rockets and missiles were launched from Gaza into Israel from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. The Israel Defense Forces say they struck 25 military targets in Gaza in retaliation for the increased fire.
Iranian forces in Syria fired 20 rockets at Israel's Golan Heights, and Israel says it intercepted a "few" of them.