For the past 10 years, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other terror groups have fired thousands of rockets into southern Israel. This low-grade war has been effective in killing, wounding, and spreading fear among more than a million Israelis.
But how does the Jewish State stop these rockets that have terrorized its citizens for years? Israel's answer is a new anti-missile system called "Iron Dome." The first units of the multi-million dollar rocket shield were deployed on Sunday.
"The Iron Dome is part of the effort that Israel as a country is doing in order to deal with continuous attacks against Israel with the rockets that we saw for the last few years," Israel Air Defense Brig. Gen. Doron Gavish told CBN News.
The Iron Dome system is the only anti-missile system in the world designed to intercept short range rockets and is just one part of Israel's anti-missile defense.
Israel has the technology to build a virtual wall in the desert to detect missiles flying across its borders at hundreds of miles per hour.
Obviously, the same technology could be deployed in the American desert to detect illegal immigrants crossing the border on foot or by motor vehicle, allowing for their immediate apprehension by border security.
For some reason, our government refuses to use this technology to secure our border.