Iron Dome, Israel's much vaunted anti-missile defence system, is playing an increasingly important role in the growing confrontation between the Jewish state and Gaza-based terrorists.
Since Israel began their military operation against the terrorists in Gaza, terrorists have fired more than 500 rockets across the border, 327 of which struck southern Israel, while another 184 were successfully intercepted in mid-flight by Iron Dome, army statistics show.
So far, only four batteries have been deployed in the south, although the defense ministry on Friday said a fifth was to be brought into service on Saturday, two months ahead of schedule.
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