Yeranen Yaakov writes:
- In the Tocheha, it says וְשָׁבַרְתִּי, אֶת-גְּאוֹן עֻזְּכֶם; וְנָתַתִּי אֶת-שְׁמֵיכֶם כַּבַּרְזֶל [And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron]. There is a hint to כפת ברזל [Iron Dome] in that there is a curse that it breaks the pride and power to pray to Hashem.
- And the Rambam famously berates people for not crying out to Hashem at times of trouble.
- Rather, we pray that all our enemies מהרה יכרתו [quickly be cut off], whose Rashei Teivot have the gematria of טיל [missile]. This means, we pray that the missiles should explode before it comes to Israeli territory.
- It is forbidden to be complacent and rely on Iron Dome, ח"ו, but rather, we must do Teshuva, etc.
Hamid Dabashi, a Columbia University professor has an article at Al Jazeera titled Does Hamas provoke Israel to attack Gaza?
Given the sophisticated defence system Israel possesses, courtesy of US taxpayers, none of these rockets hit any targets and fortunately no Israeli man, woman, or child has lost any life or limb because of them.