Wow: Iron Dome Intercepts Fifteen Rockets at Once

Posted: Aug 26, 2014 2:40 PM

The Iron Dome is truly an incredible piece of technology. Watch as it takes down 15 Quassam rockets launched by Hamas—at once.

(Warning: video is loud and you may want to turn down your speakers)

Just a reminder: If the Iron Dome didn't exist, those 15 rockets would have each hit a populated area of Israel, potentially killing dozens of civilians. Hamas' charter explicitly states that they seek to "obliterate" Israel, and they have extensively used women and children as human shields.

Israel, on the other hand, has been praised for their proactive efforts to prevent civilian casualties.

The Israelis have used such telephone calls and leaflets for years now, in a stated effort to reduce civilian casualties and avoid charges of indiscriminate killings or even of crimes against the rules of war.

It's clear one side will stop at nothing to kill or maim innocent civilians—it's only thanks to amazing technology such as the Iron Dome that these attempts aren't successful.

H/t to this Reddit post.