Israel hails success of new rocket interceptor.

Israel said on Sunday its new Iron Dome interceptor had…

Israel said on Sunday its new Iron Dome interceptor had successfully protected two major cities from Palestinian rockets in the past few days, and other countries were already expressing interest.

The long-anticipated shield was deployed last Sunday outside the Gaza Strip — days before the latest flare-up of fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants — and has achieved a perfect record, shooting down at least eight rockets in mid-air, officials said.

The country’s leaders said the system, by blocking direct hits on urban centers, had given Israel some extra room to maneuver and may have prevented a further escalation.

Source: Dan Williams, editing by Mark Trevelyan for Reuters.

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