As of Monday afternoon, 877 Hamas rockets had been fired into Israel, according to Israeli Defense Forces count. Of those, 570 landed in Israel and 307 were intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. However, the 570 that hit Israel and were not intercepted does not mean that Tel Aviv’s prize new Iron Dome short-range missile defenses failed. It means the system’s ability to determine which missiles are headed toward populated areas – and which are not – is working as ...


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