iron dome *
It's effective, it saves lives, it's almost humane.
(The encounter of the incoming missile and the one launched by the iron dome battery - seen on the TVscreen - is a breathtaking sight).
At present, there are only five iron dome batteries ready to intercept and destroy incoming rockets : four are deployed in the region up to 40 kilometers from the border with the neighboring Gaza strip, and one in Tel Aviv area.
Gaza Strip *
This anti-rocket mobile system has its limitations: high-cost, short range (up to 70 Km), people might become careless - ignore missile alarms and not look for shelter during emergency, although they know the iron dome's success rate is only about 80%.
Anyway. this counter-rocket is seen as a life Savior by the israelis that undergo daily rocket attacks. In the hebrew language, the word 'dome' is of feminine gender, so I strangely find myself thinking about the iron dome ,which is a military device, in terms of heroine, queen, princess and other such flattery words.