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ISRAELI aircraft struck a Palestinian rocket squad in the Gaza Strip yesterday as a new defence system to protect southern Israel from militants' rockets prepared to go online after years of development, the military said. - Sapa-AP
Iron Dome uses sophisticated cameras and radar to track incoming rockets, determine where they will land, and intercept and destroy them far from their targets. If the system determines the rocket is headed to an open area where casualties are unlikely, it can allow the weapon to explode on the ground.