Iron Dome does not protect the home front. It cannot, as promised, intercept mortars and rockets of a range of up to about seven kilometers, and now, it has also not been used for Grad rockets – a 122 Katyusha – that have been fired at Ashdod and Be’er Sheva.There were and are means of protecting the inhabitants of the south. Less expensive systems can be installed, like the Vulcan Phalanx cannons that have been effectively used in Iraq and Afghanistan. Alternatively, a chemical laser cannon could be developed. These systems are no substitute for Iron Dome, but they can complement it.
What about the Iron Dome? – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News