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    Default Rocket explodes in Israel, first attack from Gaza since truce

    JERUSALEM (*******) - A rocket exploded in southern Israel on Tuesday in the first such attack by militants in the Hamas Islamist ruled Gaza ***** since a truce ended a week of cross-border fighting in November, Israeli police said.
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    A rocket fired the Gaza ***** has landed in southern Israel - the first such attack since a ceasefire ended eight days of clashes in November, Israeli police say.

    The rocket caused some damage to a road near Ashkelon but no injuries.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/21583481

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    must be the retaliation for the prisoner death

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    Will it ever end?

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    Why didn't the Iron Dome system shoot it down out of interest?
    Aren't they always active?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamming_Python View Post
    Why didn't the Iron Dome system shoot it down out of interest?
    Aren't they always active?
    Two options: 1. It wasn't deployed in the region. 2. The system determined that the rocket will fall in an open space and didn't bothered to intercept it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamming_Python View Post
    Why didn't the Iron Dome system shoot it down out of interest?
    Aren't they always active?
    Iron Dome only shoots down rockets that are going to fall on civilians.

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    Well it fell on a road; no-one can tell whether there are civilians or not on a road so the safe thing to do in that situation would be to shoot it down.
    Last edited by Flamming_Python; 02-26-2013 at 02:53 AM.

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    Almost 100 days without rockets...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamming_Python View Post
    Well it fell on a road; no-one can tell whether there are civilians or not on a road so the safe thing to do in that situation would be to shoot it down.
    Report says there wasn't a battery in the region, most of them are probably still up north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackWarder View Post
    Report says there wasn't a battery in the region, most of them are probably still up north.

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    At least one battery in Gush Dan.

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    Maybe they just weren't expecting a rocket? The reaction time must be pretty small and it must have just came completely out of the blue. I don't know how such a system works honestly - for something like this the times involved must be pretty short indeed.

    It's quite another thing for air-defense systems with 100km+ range radars and advanced warning of hostilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flamming_Python View Post
    I don't know how such a system works honestly -
    But don’t let that stop you from expressing many detailed and controversial opinions.

    Reports to date indicate the rocket hit a road. This does not mean said road was under the protection of an Iron Dome system. The operators of Iron Dome tell it to protect certain areas based on their analysis of a map based on standards no doubt set by the senior military and political leadership. Most likely the only roads that would be covered would be high traffic roads. Otherwise lots of Iron Dome coverage would be wasted protecting areas with a very low chance of occupancy.

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    There are only 5 ID batteries. They don't provide coverage to the whole country. They are moved from site to site according to operational needs and threat assumptions.
    When deployed, they protect only the urban areas not the thousands kilometers of roads between them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asgnr View Post
    But don’t let that stop you from expressing many detailed and controversial opinions.

    Reports to date indicate the rocket hit a road. This does not mean said road was under the protection of an Iron Dome system. The operators of Iron Dome tell it to protect certain areas based on their analysis of a map based on standards no doubt set by the senior military and political leadership. Most likely the only roads that would be covered would be high traffic roads. Otherwise lots of Iron Dome coverage would be wasted protecting areas with a very low chance of occupancy.
    You're the only one expressing controversial opinions mate. Like your wisdom about Russian air defense systems, when any real Western or international expert worth his salt would have disagreed with you.
    But hey don't let that stop you!

    Thanks for the info anyway, at least you're clued up on something.

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