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HAND OF G-D: Israeli Iron Dome operator says gust of wind blew missile into sea after system malfunctioned

  • The commander claims that the divine intervention stopped the missile
  • ‘I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes,’ the commander
  • Obama has signed bill granting xtra $225 million to the Iron Dome system 
  • Israeli officials say it has a success rate as high as 90 percent

An Israeli Iron Dome operator is claiming that he witnessed ‘the hand of God’ diverting an incoming Hamas rocket into the sea.

The commander claims that the divine intervention stopped the death of hundreds of Israeli citizens.

Israel’s Iron Dome system allows it to shoot down incoming rockets or mortars headed toward major population centres in Israel. 


Israel Today translated a report from a Hebrew-language news site, which carried the man’s report after about an incoming rocket headed toward Tel Aviv last week.

The commander recalled: ‘A missile was fired from Gaza. Iron Dome precisely calculated [its trajectory].

‘We know where these missiles are going to land down to a radius of 200 meters. This particular missile was going to hit either the Azrieli Towers, the Kirya (Israel’s equivalent of the Pentagon) or [a central Tel Aviv railway station]. Hundreds could have died.

‘We fired the first [interceptor]. It missed. Second [interceptor]. It missed. This is very rare. I was in shock.

The defence system has been highly effective in the current round of violence between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip – Israeli officials say it has a success rate as high as 90 percent.

The commander explains that with ‘just four seconds’ until the missile landed the military warned emergency services to be on standby.

‘Suddenly, Iron Dome (which calculates wind speeds, among other things) shows a major wind coming from the east, a strong wind that … sends the missile into the sea. We were all stunned. I stood up and shouted, ‘There is a God!,’ he said.

‘I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes. It was not


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