TV: Iron Dome malfunction during barrage on Ashkelon let rockets get through

A technical issue with an Iron Dome battery during a massive rocket barrage on Ashkelon earlier prevented some interceptions of rockets and may have been responsible for the casualties and deaths in the city, Channel 12 reports.

The malfunction was repaired and the battery is now fully operational, the network says.

An Iron Dome missile defense system fires an interceptor at a target during an exercise in early 2021. (Defense Ministry)

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