As you may have heard Hamas has broken the ceasefire and launched rockets again at Israel.
Israel is firing back and they won’t ever stop until Hamas gives it up.
Today I went to an Iron Dome battery in the South of Israel near Ashdod. Now you might think I shouldn’t say where it is, but Israelis and media can drive up and park and watch them in operation. They have to stay back 300m, and media can get within 150m.
We were able to get a little closer but had to remain behind the launchers. Still after a few shots we were asked to go back to 150m.
Before we started we were briefed on procedures should an alert be issued. That would require us to shelter behind a small hillock on the leeside from the direction towards Gaza. The rockets in this location fly low and fast and so the hillock would cop it not us.
Fortunately this battery didn’t fire while we were there. The one near Askelon did though. The battery we were at had engaged 4 rockets during the day out of 80 fired from Hamas. Read more »