(Times of Israel) Every one of the 896 rockets launched at Israel during Operation Protective Edge (at time of writing) has been spotted by an air force soldier, and they've nearly all resulted in a warning siren, sending Israelis scrambling for shelter.
A mix of radars and electro-optic devices detect the launch, classify its size and the threat it represents, and pinpoint, in a splotch on a map, the areas that are in danger.
This process takes seconds. But for the soldiers who receive the air force's warning, serving under the command of Lt. Col. Levi Itach, the head of the army's early warning branch, the procedure is filled with operational dilemmas.
Advertisement - story continues below