Rocket war on first day as commander

Iron Dome commander whose fighters intercepted rockets Friday talks about tension when they intercepted rockets on his 1st day in command.

Mordechai Sones ,

Captain Dvir
Captain Dvir
IDF Spokesman

Israel Air Force Iron Dome missile air defense system Commander Captain Dvir, whose fighters intercepted Friday night's rockets, recounts the tense hours he and his fighters spent.

On his first day as a battery commander, Captain Dvir was able to fulfill the mission of defending the country's skies and residents of Israel.

"During Sabbath dinner we received a warning about fire from Gaza at Israeli communities. Quickly all the battery soldiers jumped to their positions, took their places, shifted gear from zero to a hundred, entered their positions and began intercepting," says Dvir.

Regarding the rocket fire, he added: "Out of dozens of targets launched against the State of Israel, we intercepted more than 15 targets, and the rest fell in open areas and weren't intercepted at the discretion of the commanders of the Interception Center.

"As commander of the battery who started my job 24 hours ago, I'm proud and happy to see the determination of the soldiers who guarded Israel's citizens of Israel with determination, courage. and resourcefulness."