Ever wondered how Isreal almost always stops the countless Hamas rockets from hurting its populated areas? The Hamas personnel launch hundreds of mid to long-range projectiles in a matter of hours but fails to cause damage at the rival side. The credit of safeguarding Israeli civilians from the enemy rockets goes to the Iron Dome defence system. As Hamas and Israeli forces have opened a new chapter in the long history of their blood-stained rivalry, here is everything you need to know about the Iron Dome system.
Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many of the hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight.
IN PHOTOS: Israeli forces kill 55 Palestine protestors at Gaza border as anger mounts over US embassy opening in Jerusalem
In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed at least 55 Palestinians and wounded more than 1,200 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in contested Jerusalem.
Clashes erupted as tens of thousands of Gazans marched near the Israeli border in a major protest on Friday, leaving 16 Palestinians dead.
Dozens of Palestinians clashed with Israeli troops on the Gaza border in protests called for by the militant Hamas group that rules the coastal strip.
Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas also paid his respects at the funeral held in Jerusalem.