Two key reasons why Israeli casualties are not sky-high - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Olah
    • 21.11.12 | 11:13 (IST)

    It is important to note that there are two key reasons why Israeli casualties are not sky-high: 1. The Iron Dome anti-missile defence system has prevented a MASSIVE amount of damage. The system has intercepted hundreds of rockets, all indiscriminately headed for highly populated cities and towns. 2. Israelis have been strictly conforming to Home Front Command instructions to enter bomb shelters whenever a siren alert is sounded. E.g. The apartment block hit on Tuesday in Rishon Letzion (next to Tel Aviv) was completely gutted, and the only reason none were killed was that all residents hid in their bomb shelters. The pictures on the news showing the remains were phenomenal; everything was destroyed except the cement-fortified bomb shelters.

    from the article: LIVE BLOG: Day 8 of Israel-Gaza conflict 2012
    First published 21:59 21.11.12 | Last updated 00:47 21.11.12
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