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The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

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The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

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The Iron Dome protects the port town of Ashdod. The Israeli Defense Force said the system has intercepted at least 359 of the more than 1,000 rockets since attacks began Nov. 14. (Associated Press)

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The Iron Dome is an Israeli-made system designed to shoot down short-range rockets such as those fired from the Gaza Strip. Here, a rocket is launched from southern Israel to intercept rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza on Monday. (Associated Press)

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A rocket is launched from a new Israeli anti-missile system known as Iron Dome in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip, in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel, on Aug. 21, 2011. (Associated Press)

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Israeli soldiers walk next to the Iron Dome, a new anti-rocket system, near the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Sunday, March 27, 2011. Weeks of stepped-up rocket and mortar attacks from the Gaza Strip have drawn fears of renewed war and led to new calls in Israel for the military to deploy the $200 million Iron Dome. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)