Israel has used the new weapon for the first time in its war with Hamas. It is jointly built by America and Israel. The name of this weapon is Arrow 3. This interceptor is a hypersonic ballistic missile. Israel has intercepted a ballistic missile fired by Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Arrow 3 performs higher and faster than Arrow 2. Its principle is track and hit to kill. It is specially designed to shoot down ballistic missiles. If launched at 90 degrees upwards, it can hit a target of 100 km.
Also, if an enemy country attacks Israel with a long-range missile, it will now think ten times.
To protect itself from its enemies, Israel has designed an air defense shield that would not be easy for anyone to penetrate the Arrow 3 for long range and the Iron Dome for short range.
Many Western countries supported Israel. Israel’s response displaced more than one million civilians from Gaza, besieging the area and cutting off electricity and water supplies, as well as humanitarian aid. Russia and China tried to balance their statements, including criticism of Israel’s response.
The United Nations tried to stop the conflict
Following the war between Israel and Hamas, the UN Security Council struggled to reach a consensus to stop the fighting. Four attempts to draft resolutions failed due to vetoes by the US on the one hand and Russia and sometimes China on the other.