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Gazans mourn dead as Israelis praise 'Iron Dome'

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 - 01:03

Nov. 19 - Thousands attend funeral for civilians killed in Israeli attack, while residents of Tel Aviv credit the 'Iron Dome' air defence system for their safety. Travis Brecher reports.

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Thousands march through the streets of Gaza City in a funeral procession for 11 civilians - nine of them from one family - killed in an Israeli air strike. They died on Sunday in an attack by Israeli forces that levelled a three-storey family home. Nine of the dead were members of the Dalu family, including four children -- the other two were neighbours. But here in Israel's coastal city of Tel Aviv the mood is relatively calm. Many feel they have the 'Iron Dome' air defence system to thank for their safety. (SOUNDBITE) (Hebrew) RAMI ZELNIGER, TEL AVIV RESIDENT, SAYING: "The feeling is very good, there's a lot of security, and it's good that there is this system (the Iron Dome), and this makes it easy for everyone." On Sunday two rockets were fired from Gaza toward Tel Aviv - both were brought down by 'Iron Dome'. Israeli strikes have killed at least 90 people in Gaza since Wednesday, including nearly two dozen children.

Gazans mourn dead as Israelis praise 'Iron Dome'

Monday, Nov 19, 2012 - 01:03

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