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Operation Protective Edge: Background & Overview

(July 8, 2014)

On July 8, 2014, in response to a dramatic escalation in rocket fire by terrorists in Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Protective Edge.

Click Any Question to Reveal the Facts and Learn More:

What Provoked the Recent Escalation in Violence?

What are Israel's Objectives for Operation Protective Edge?

Do Hamas Rockets Really Pose a Security Threat to Israel?

Has Israel's Response in Protective Edge Been Proportional?

If the Hamas Rocket Threat is Indeed Serious - Why Is the Number of Israeli Casualties so Low?

Sources: IDF Blog (July 7, 2014); New York Times (July 7, 2014);  Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (November 15, 2012); White House, Times of Israel (July 8th, 2014)