Thursday, April 07, 2011
7-Apr-11: Terror rocket intercepted
Ynet tonight says 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. Haaretz says "Iron Dome's success Thursday marks the first time in history a short-range rocket was ever intercepted. According to reports from the area, the interception could be seen in Israeli towns near northern Gaza. The second Iron Dome battery was positioned in the area of Ashkelon over the weekend, in addition to a battery already placed north of Be'er Sheva."