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Israel investigates Iron Dome’s failure to stop rockets

File photo of the 'Iron Dome' missile defence system firing an interceptor missile. The 'Iron Dome' system was funded entirely by the US, for exclusive use by Israel
File photo of the 'Iron Dome' missile defence system firing an interceptor missile. The 'Iron Dome' system was funded entirely by the US, for exclusive use by Israel

The Israeli army will investigate the Iron Dome missile defence system’s failure to intercept a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night, Israeli radio station KAN reported.

The station said yesterday that this is the third time in a row that the Israeli defence system has failed to intercept rockets fired from Gaza in recent days, adding that a few weeks ago the system automatically launched missiles without reason.

“The Iron Dome wasn’t meant to intercept the rocket that landed last night in Eshkol. [The rocket] was heading toward open land,” the Israeli army spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Ronen Manelis told the Army Radio yesterday.

The Israeli air force yesterday carried out eight air strikes on three sites in the north and south of the Gaza Strip.

Read: Saudi Arabia buys Iron Dome defence system from Israel

The Iron Dome, Israeli military systems which intercept missiles - Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

The Iron Dome, Israeli military systems which intercept missiles – Cartoon [Sabaaneh/MiddleEastMonitor]

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