Israel's Iron Dome Missile Defense System Pays Off

Hamas' long-range rockets have been intercepted by the latest defense technology.
1:55 | 07/14/14

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All right, ginger, thanks. To the crisis in the middle east. A new rep in the fight. Israel shooting down a drone overnight. The death toll is rising. And a ground offensive could be next. ABC's Alex Marquardt has the latest. Good morning, Alex. Reporter: Good morning, robin. 80% of those kills so far here in gaza are civilians. The secretary general saying too many Palestinians have died and is leading international pressure for a cease-fire. This morning, hamas unveiled the latest weapon in its arsenal. Sending a drone along the coast into southern Israel which destroyed it with a patriot missile. This, as Israel pounded the gaza strip overnight. Now, more than 1500 strikes since the operation began. Palestinian militants continue firing waves of rockets. So far, no Israelis have been killed. While the death toll here is soaring. Over 170 dead. Almost 1300 wounded. Here, some of the 18 members of this family, including three children, who were killed when Israel targeted the head of police. He survived. Israel accuses hamas of using civil yans as human shields, showing how they try the avoid civilian casualties. In this video, calling to tell residents, they have five minutes to leave. Thousands have fled their neighborhoods after Israel warned it would bomb. Now taking refuge in school classrooms. I hope to god we can break Israel, this woman told me. And win. The reality is no one on either side is winning, or showing science of letting up. Israel is stepping up its campaign against hamas. All indications are this could go on for quite some time.

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