It is now being reported that the rocket attack victims in Kiryat Malachi last week were victims of system failure, referring to the Iron dome rocket intercept system.
According to a Haaretz report, a malfunction in the system was detected that disrupted the rocket defense system from functioning properly for a half hour period. It was during that fatal half hour that the rockets were launched into Kiryat Malachi.
Haaretz quotes senior Defense Ministry official Yair Ramati as saying “when there is a malfunction, the team receives notification and addresses it. Most malfunctions are technical and do not result in system malfunction. There is nothing that is 100%. No system can deliver 100%.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)