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IDF says 580 rockets fired at Israel from Gaza since Friday; Iron Dome has 97% success rate

Emanuel (Mannie) Fabian is The Times of Israel's military correspondent.

Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interceptions in central Israel on August 6, 2022 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interceptions in central Israel on August 6, 2022 (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

The latest Israel Defense Forces data put the number of rockets and mortars launched toward Israel by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group since Friday at 580.

Of them, 120 fell short in the Gaza Strip, according to the latest data, which is as of 6:30 a.m.

The Iron Dome air defense system has intercepted some 200 projectiles, according to the data.

The military says the Iron Dome missile defense system has demonstrated a 97 percent success rate at intercepting projectiles fired toward populated areas.

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