Army reportedly looking into why Iron Dome missing missiles

The Israel Defense Forces is looking into why the Iron Dome air defense system appears to have struggled to keep missiles from hitting cities, Ynet reports.

Gazan terrorists fired 22 rockets at Israel during Tuesday’s barrage. Five rockets slammed into populated areas of Sderot and other areas, according to police, while four were shot down by Iron Dome and the rest landed in open areas. The army does not attempt to intercept rockets headed for unpopulated areas.

If confirmed, the apparent success rate of 44% would mark among the worst-ever performances by the highly vaunted system. During a brief but intense flare-up in August 2022, during which the Islamic Jihad terror group shot some 1,100 rockets, the system managed an interception rate of 96%, its highest ever, according to Ynet.

Last month, the system also missed three rockets from a barrage of 34 missiles fired at northern Israel.

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