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View Diary: Gaza Death toll tops 110 as Israel hits targets in densly packed residential areas killing civilians (201 comments)

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  •  Difficult to say (0+ / 0-)

    According to Al-Jazeera (citing Israeli sources), the success rate of Iron Dome is about 33%. In other words, on average, the death toll would have been about 50% higher without it.

    Israeli airstrikes continue to pound Gaza

    The Israeli military has struck more than 1,350 targets in Gaza since attacks began on Wednesday, Israel says it launched the operation to deter Palestinian fighters from launching rockets into its territory.
    Since then, 640 rockets have hit Israel while more than 300 others have been intercepted by Israel's anti-missile system, the Iron Dome, according to the Israeli army. Three Israeli civilians died on Thursday in a rocket strike.

    Paranoia strikes deep. Into your life it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid. You step out of line, the man come and take you away. - S. Stills

    by ask on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 06:57:58 PM PST

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    •  that is not how the iron dome works (0+ / 0-)

      .In short it only shoots down the rockets that need to be shot down.

      Thus those numbers give very very little info to answer the question

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