Israel

Iron Dome Intercepted 421 Hamas Rockets During Operation Pillar of Defense

Cost around $27 million

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TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 28 (UPI) — The cost to operate Israel's Iron Dome rocket-intercepting system during Operation Pillar of Defense last month was about $27 million, an official said.

Israeli officials said the Iron Dome's five batteries had a kill rate of about 86 percent for the 421 rockets fired that would have hit populated areas, the Washington Post reported. Altogether there were more than 1,500 rockets fired at Israel.