Report: Israel's 'Iron Dome' shoots down dozens of rockets
David Lee Miller reports from Israel
- Duration 3:39
- Date Nov 18, 2012
David Lee Miller reports from Israel
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Fox News alert on the explosive situation -- out in the Middle East right now a fifth straight day of very heavy fighting between Israel and Hamas.
Israel launching operation pillar of defense to stop a relentless barrage of rocket fire from Palestinian militants in Gaza and now.
Israel warning it is fully -- to quote.
Expand its offense.
And that may mean a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip David Lee Miller is live on the Israeli Gaza border and David has diplomacy made any difference at all.
Not that we can tell here on the ground Greg -- about a mile from the Israeli Gaza border in just a few moments ago.
We saw -- more rockets from Gaza fired by militants into Israel.
And then as we gazed over -- -- we saw the interceptor missiles the iron dome system.
Doing its job at least three of those rockets shot down just a few moments ago in total today Greg.
At least 75 rockets were fired into Israel three of them targeting the city of Tel Aviv all of those intercepted by the missile defense system.
It's worth noting though that the shrapnel from -- one of those intercepted rockets.
Fell to the aground and we've -- it actually hit a car there were no serious injuries.
But seven Israelis today were injured because of the rocket fired dozens more had to be treated.
For shock and there was a relentless barrage earlier today in southern Israel one city in particular.
Who was hammered there were about fifteen rocket attacks in the very short period of time.
We talked to the military police spokesman here.
He said that he believes it's very possible the militants are trying to fire rockets and very quick succession to try and overwhelm the iron dome system listen to what he had to say.
What we've seen today is taking place is that there are more significant rockets that a flying in terms of numbers and sequences.
The coming in -- five at a time and not just randomly wanted to hear and that whatever the southern region.
But five and five again and that we had ten rockets actually fighting to the city of -- don't.
And -- take a look at this this is actually the warhead.
From one of the interceptor missiles and this is why when there is shrapnel even if -- -- is intercepted.
The consequences can be very serious this is extremely heavy it can be deadly.
But for now at least he's interceptor missiles which cost about 40000 dollars each by the way.
Are saving -- countless lives and also a great deal of money Greg.
David what -- you seen on a possible ground incursion.
The troops continue to mass near the border we've seen a great deal of activity in fact many of the border roads are now completely sealed off.
As for the Israeli defense forces they are continuing their air strikes there have been more than 100 airstrikes.
Just the last 24 hours they continue to target the rocket launching sights the rockets themselves.
They're also going after the militants.
Israel says it was targeting a mastermind of of rocket technology when it targeted the home.
Of of a militant the consequence of that according to the Palestinians.
Is that eleven civilians they say died including five women.
And four children very difficult to ascertain precisely what is going down on the ground but.
Israel continuing to make plans for a possible ground incursion.
If diplomacy fails and the clock is ticking great.
David Lee Miller at the Israel Gaza border we'll check back with you David thank you.