IDF lauds Iron Dome performance in overnight rocket barrage from Gaza

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Some 55 rockets were fired at Tel Aviv and central Israel in Hamas’s Saturday midnight barrage, the Israel Defense Forces says.

Without releasing exact numbers, IDF Spokesperson Hidai Zilberman says the Iron Dome missile defense system performed well against the fusillade.

“We intercepted a very, very good percentage of them,” he says.

No direct injuries were reported in the strikes, though a number of people were injured while running to bomb shelters, according to medics.

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