An Iron Dome battery commander in Israel says that the “hand of God” moved a missile fired into the country from Hamas, ultimately avoiding what they say would have been the worst terrorist attack in the country’s history.
“A missile was fired from Gaza. Iron Dome precisely calculated [its trajectory],” recalled the Iron Dome commander, according to an English translation of a Hebrew news report. “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.”
The battery commander says that after the fired the first interceptor, they missed the rocket completely. They tried once again, but the second interceptor also missed.
"We fired the first [interceptor]," the commander said. "It missed. Second [interceptor]. It missed. This is very rare. I was in shock. At this point we had just four seconds until the missile lands. We had already notified emergency services to converge on the target location and had warned of a mass-casualty incident. 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!’”
The commander says he is convinced that the only reason for the missile going into the sea was a miracle from God, and he is happy that was there to see it himself.
“I witnessed this miracle with my own eyes,” said the battery commander. “It was not told or reported to me. I saw the hand of God send that missile into the sea.”