Days after an Iron Dome faux pas that saw two interceptors accidentally fired near Eilat, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps brass said Thursday that the anti-rocket system constitutes a danger to Israel, and pointed to its “weak” technological capabilities, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.
“This showed that Iron Dome is not only unable to provide security for the occupiers, but the system itself poses a serious threat to the Zionists,” General Ramezan Sharif, head of the public relations department, said.
The misfire on Tuesday “once again proved the dome’s weakness,” he added.
Yadollah Javani, adviser to the Supreme Leader’s IRGC’s representative, echoed Sharif and said the incident “embarrassed the Zionists since they cannot see any safe place for themselves in the occupied territories now.”
The system merely serves as a decoy to mislead Israel’s enemies about its military capabilities, MP Seyed Hossein Naqavi Hosseini said. However, despite the IDF’s boasts, “Hezbollah forces have no fear of such bluster,” he said.
Loud explosions echoed across Eilat early Tuesday morning, after two missiles were mistakenly fired from an Iron Dome battery stationed there.
The loud booms raised fears of rocket fire on the southern city and sent security forces scrambling to find the source of the fire.
However, an army spokesperson said that the explosions were from two Iron Dome anti-missile projectiles being accidentally fired at about 7:40 a.m.
Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.