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Iron Dome intercepted 91% of 937 rockets fired upon Israel

One Israeli man was killed in the attacks; more than 180 of the rockets did not cross over into Israel and landed in the Gaza Strip.

The Iron Dome air-defense system launches interception missiles as a barrage of rockets are fired towards southern Israel from Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, May 10, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
The Iron Dome air-defense system launches interception missiles as a barrage of rockets are fired towards southern Israel from Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip, May 10, 2023. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad has fired a total of 937 rockets at Israel since the beginning of “Operation Shield and Arrow” on May 9, with 761 crossing into Israel. Iron Dome intercepted 91% of the 296 rockets that threatened Israeli population centers, but on May 11, one hit the city of Rehovot in the center of the country and killed an Israeli man.

The numbers come from Israel’s Consulate General of New York.

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed that as of May 12, the attacks are ongoing. “As families in Israel gather together for Shabbat dinner, Islamic Jihad terror organization continues to fire barrages of rockets toward Israel,” the IDF tweeted.

“No country would ever tolerate rocket attacks on its citizens, neither does Israel,” tweeted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “We have a duty to protect our people against terrorism.”

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