Although Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas have lobbed a significant amount of rocket fire at each other over the past few weeks, no deaths have resulted. “This was, many on both sides admitted, nothing short of remarkable,” Neri Zilber (Israel, 2011-2013) writes for The Daily Beast. It’s “a reflection of the Iron Dome’s improved capabilities, the early evacuation (as is customary) by Palestinian militants of their positions, and the extremely precise nature—what one veteran Israeli military columnist called ‘the tweezers’—of the IDF’s response.”
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