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Israel’s Iron Dome successfully shoots down 15 Gaza rockets simultaneously (video)

By Mason White 5:30 PM August 28, 2014
Iron Dome destroys 15 Gaza rockets 

By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A new video has emerged, showing how Israel’s Iron Dome successfully shoots down 15 rockets launched from Gaza.

The video of the incident was uploaded on YouTube, and it has since gone viral on the Internet.

The video shows a scary scene as 15 incoming rockets rush across the sky above the person who was recording the footage, to an unspecified target.

Within moments, all rockets were apparently intercepted by the Iron Dome, an advanced missile defense system created in Israel.

The system relies on radar to detect enemy fire and determine if it is directed to a populated area. If a rocket is a threat, missile launchers unleash rockets to neutralize the threat.

The defense system was partially funded by the United States, receiving $225 million lawmakers earlier this month. Israel is the only country in the world with an Iron Dome missile defense system.