After having spent two days in Southern Israel,
I can state for a fact that the winner in Operation Pillar of Defense
was the Iron Dome.
Those three puffs are not smoke, but each a destroyed rocket.
Hamas rockets from Gaza caused damage and deaths.
rockets were being shot at Southern Israel at a mind-boggling pace.
We only experienced one Red Alert siren while on the open road,
and missed the one in Jerusalem, Israel on Tuesday.
We saw that Israeli tanks
and soldiers ready to respond to Hamas aggression.
Cameras recorded as injured Israeli soldiers arrived
at Soroka Hospital shortly before a cease-fire was announced.
The hospital was eerie, usually so busy, it was quiet.
because of the barrage of rockets in Beer Sheva,
people were forced to stay home and off the streets.
The Hamas rockets from Gaza continued well after time to cease firing.
The press will disappear and the reserve soldiers will go home.
Who won in Operation Pillar of Defense will be argued.
But the Iron Dome proved over and over
to be a life saver to those living in Southern Israel.