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Israeli army's new defence system

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US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak greet Israeli soldiers after a joint news conference during a visit to the Iron Dome defense system launch site in Ashkelon
US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak greet Israeli soldiers after a joint news conference during a visit to the Iron Dome defense system launch site in Ashkelon Reuters/Mark Wilson/Pool

Three rockets fired by Gaza militants hit southern Israel on Sunday. They damaged two factories in the border town of Sderot but, according to the Israeli army, there were no casualties. Sderot has a population of 24,000 people and lies less than a kilometre from the border with the Gaza Strip. RFI speaks to the Israeli army about their latest operational defence system, the Iron Dome, which was recently developed to intercept such rockets.