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Stunning Photos Captured Of Iron Dome Protecting Israel From Palestinian Terrorist Attacks

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Rockets are seen in the night sky fired towards Israel from Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on May 14, 2021. - Israel bombarded Gaza with artillery and air strikes on Friday, May 14, in response to a new barrage of rocket fire from the Hamas-run enclave, but stopped short of a ground offensive in the conflict that has now claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives. As the violence intensified, Israel said it was carrying out an attack "in the Gaza Strip" although it later clarified there were no boots on the ground.
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Stunning imagery has been captured throughout the week of Israel’s Iron Dome protecting its citizens from terrorist attacks launched by Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza.

“One particular image, captured by Anas Baba of the French news agency AFP shows the rockets launched from Gaza, drawing straight angular golden lines in the night sky,” The Times of Israel reported. “Iron Dome interceptor rockets are seen rising up in swirling fury, ready to bring them down.”

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) called on President Joe Biden Thursday afternoon to show support for Israel by replenishing Israel’s stockpile of Iron Dome missiles.

“One of the real challenges Israel faces right now is their Iron Dome missiles,” Cruz said. “The interceptors are taking out these rockets one after the other after the other. I’ll tell you something Joe Biden could do today to show decisive presidential leadership. He could stand up and say we’re going to replenish Israel’s Iron Dome missiles.”

“By the way, these missiles never are aimed at people,” Cruz continued. “They’re aimed at incoming rockets that are trying to murder innocent civilians. The Biden administration needs to act today to ensure that Israel has an adequate supply of iron dome missiles.”

Other photos of Israel’s Iron Dome that went viral online include:

Some of the videos of the Iron Dome that went viral include:

The Iron Dome is built by the Israeli company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, which describes the system as “the only multi-mission system in the world that provides a combat-proven defense solution for countering rockets, artillery & mortars (C-RAM) and PGMs for land and sea.”

The company adds:

The system operates day and night and in all weather conditions, including low clouds, rain, dust storms or fog. Iron Dome protects cities, towns & strategic assets, maneuvering forces, as well as ships. Iron Dome can handle multiple threats simultaneously and efficiently.

Iron Dome is economical, as it enables effective selective handling of critical threats aimed at a predefined defended zone thus reducing unnecessary interceptor launches. The system uses a unique interceptor with a special warhead that detonates the target warhead in the air. If the estimated trajectory of the airborne threat is headed towards the defended zone, a command is given and an interceptor is launched against the threat Iron Dome is highly mobile, and can be configured to defend an urban area, a Forward Operating Base (FOB), or troops on the move. Iron Dome can be integrated onto most Off-The-Shelf vehicles, and is roll-on-roll-off transportable on most transport aircraft.

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