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    Social media users have made some rather unflattering suggestions about what kind of powers the new superhero might boast.

    An American pro-Israeli advocacy group called StandWithUs has recently touted a new superhero character Iron Dome, named after the eponymous air defence system that's recently seen quite a bit of action during the recent Israeli-Palestinian conflict escalation, intercepting rockets fired at Israel by Hamas militants.

    The character's creator is Israeli actress Sarai Givati, who apparently came up with the idea during the conflict in the region, telling her children that the loud booms they heard were caused by superhero Iron Dome intercepting incoming missiles. The artwork was done by comic artists Yehuda and Maya Devir.

    ​While some social media users welcomed Iron Dome, there's also been no shortage of mockery directed towards the new character.

    ​A number of people compared Iron Dome to Homelander and Omni-Man, two superheroes from comic book series “The Boys” and “Invincible,” respectively, who are a lot less benevolent than they strive to appear.

    Some also claimed that a character called The Iron Dome was actually created years ago.

    Many have joked about what kind of superpowers the new character might possess.

    The recent escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has witnessed hundreds of rockets lobbed by Hamas militants at Israel, with the country’s Iron Dome air defence system shooting down the majority of these projectiles.

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