Friday September 4, 2015
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WATCH: What is the Iron Dome?

Israels groundbreaking defense system demonstrates its strength over the weekend, intercepting 90 percent of Gaza missiles aimed at civilian populations Though incredibly effective, the operation of the defense system is costly: each interceptor missile is estimated to cost $50,000, while a battery costs approximately $45 million Israel has three operational Iron Dome batteries.

Israel Hayom Staff

The Iron Dome on alert in Beersheba on Saturday.
Photo credit: Dudu Grunshpan
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