Photographer's Note

Hello my friends,
As much as I would like to post a different picture, I felt those pictures (2 WS attached) are related to what is happening in Israel nowadays:

For the last 14 years, the south part of the country, only 60km from Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem, and much shorter distances from many towns and villages, were under constant bombing, mortars attacks and Grad missiles lauched from Gaza with diff. diameter, weights, sizes and ranges, .
What you see is the pure defensive anti-rockets battery. Called "Iron-Dome", see related info. on the Wikipedia page attached , and this is the best answer for the 240 rockets shelled on Israel in the last two days and nights.
Yesterday, my hometown Givatayim was targeted by two rockets – when heard the sirene on, had a 90 sec. interval, than saw from my front window the intercepting missiles, launched from the same location as this pic. showes (taken on the previous violent-round), than following and hit the incoming rockets.

An Israeli invented state-of-the-art "Iron-Dome" system that identifies incoming threat, calculate its precise angle-of-attack route and launch an anti-rocket missile, "Tamir", actualy sometimes a couple of - intercept in higher altitude and destroy the rocket in mid-air.

Cropped side's picture.

Hope for better and calm days, yet - this continuous shelling from our neighbours is a situation, no sovereign entity would accept.

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Additional Photos by Ike Harel (ikeharel) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10620 W: 620 N: 19677] (86540)
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