Iron Dome

Why This Gaza Conflict Was Different

'Who is strong? One who overpowers his inclinations.'

11/23/2012

This one was different.

Yes, the missile and rocket fire into the population centers of southern Israel caused panic, anxiety and quite a bit of understandable distress. As in previous wars, I, along with many other behavioral health clinicians, were called upon to help man special "stress teams" that worked with local officials dealing with the many issues that could develop in a population under constant threat. And yes, people ran, people screamed and people did need to know where to go to for psychological support.

Irwin Mansdorf

Hamas: Cease-fire To Begin At Midnight

11/20/2012

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a cease-fire that will go into effect at midnight, Reuters quoted a Hamas official as saying.

Shortly after the Reuters report appeared Tuesday evening, Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, told CNN that an agreement on a cease-fire had not yet been reached.

More Than 70 Rockets Fired At Southern Israel Tuesday

Israelis remain calm, do not abandon homes, Homefront Minister says.

11/20/2012

More than 70 rockets were fired at southern Israel on Tuesday, severely wounding an Israeli military officer and causing damage to several buildings, Israel Hayom reported.

A missile is fired from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on Nov. 17. Getty Images

Southern Israel Under Steady Rocket Barrage For Sixth Day

Iron Dome intercepts rockets as IDF targets 80 launching sites, tunnels and training bases in Gaza.

11/19/2012

Communities in southern Israel came under a steady barrage of rockets in the sixth day of Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense in Gaza.

At least 50 rockets were fired from Gaza toward southern Israel on Monday, through early afternoon.

In Kiryat Malachi, Israelis take cover during a rocket attack. Getty Images

Israel Facing Cyberwar On Top Of Rocket Attacks

Government has detected more than 44 million attempts to disrupt its websites since Nov. 14.

11/19/2012

Hackers attempted to launch more than 1 million cyberattacks against Israeli government websites over a 24-hour period from Sunday to Monday, with more than 1,000 sites being hacked, Israel Hayom reported.

The most prominent attacks were against military industry websites, during which hackers apparently tried extracting information about the Iron Dome missile defense system, as well as other military systems.

Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz. Getty Images

Iron Dome Intercepts More Rockets Over Tel Aviv

Netanyahu says IDF prepared to expand operation.

11/18/2012

The Iron Dome missile defense system intercepted one of two missiles fired at the Tel Aviv area.

The missiles fired on Sunday morning, the fifth day of what the Israeli military has dubbed Operation Pillar of Defense, mark at least four missiles fired from Gaza at one of Israel's major population centers.

Rockets From Gaza Hit Israel For Third Day

Egyptian-brokered peace agreement fails when Islamic Jihad continues to fire.

11/12/2012

Rockets fired from Gaza continued to hit southern Israel for a third day, despite Egyptian officials' attempts to mediate a ceasefire.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta inspected the Iron Dome in August. A launcher is visible in the background. Getty Images

Subcommittee Approves $680 Million For Israel's Iron Dome

04/27/2012

A U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services subcommittee authorized $680 million for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

The approval came during the Strategic Forces subcommittee’s markup on Thursday of the fiscal year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. A markup is when a subcommittee votes to refer a bill to the full committee; the act in question authorizes defense spending.

Iron Dome Eases Anxiety In Israel’s South

New round of rocket attacks from Gaza blunted by defensive shield.

03/13/2012
Israel Correspondent

Beersheva, Israel — As the wailing siren signaled an incoming rocket from the Gaza Strip during the fourth day of hostilities, traffic stopped and residents in this southern Israeli town sought shelter near the side of a building.

Taking cover next to the wall of a supermarket, a cross section of Israelis looked skyward and waited for the Iron Dome missiles to intercept a barrage of Palestinian rockets. Inconvenience was more palpable than actual fear.

Southern Israel On Alert As Netanyahu Vows To Strike Terrorists

03/11/2012

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel remains on alert against an attack from Sinai despite killing the terrorist leader that was planning an attack from there -- an assassination that has led to a barrage of rockets raining down on southern Israel from Gaza by terrorist groups.

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