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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:45 PM
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Iron Dome intercepts first rocket

Residents in Ashkelon reported Thursday seeing Israel's new Iron Dome defense system intercept a Grad rocket fired towards the southern city from the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses told Ynet they saw the rocket explode in midair and realized that the system had intercepted its first rocket.

Moshe Ben Hemo, a resident of Ashkelon, said, "I was in the street and I heard a strange sound, like someone pushing the gas pedal of a car. Then I saw the rocket fly through the air and explode. Immediately I realized that it was Iron Dome, that's what has been said here."

He added that the rocket alert had not been set off. "The rocket was apparently supposed to explode in Ashkelon. In any case I'm glad the system works," he said.

Read more:,7340,L-4053837,

Wow. It works. It probably won't stop all of the missiles, but any that it does intercept will save lives.
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:57 PM
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nalnn Donating Member (528 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:05 PM
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I consider this a more tech related article, but if the mods consider it exclusively I/P, I have no problem with it being moved there.
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Ghost Dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:18 PM
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3. Personally, I'd rather there were no such 'ghettoes' at DU.
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:19 PM by Ghost Dog
The UN representative's statement about the illegality of E. Jerusalem and other settlements in illegally occupied territories, relegated from LBN to I/P two days ago, could also be considered a (judicially) technical issue, don't you reckon?

Yes. Let this, and all other LBN reports in this area, remain in LBN. I agree.

- Sorry, nalnn. I see it's already too late (plus, now they're going to be looking to eliminate me, again - (self-censored). Hah. Spit.).
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