The last time this level of violence happened in the Gaza Strip was over a year ago. Now, Israel has sent ground and air forces into the Gaza Strip in retaliation for a civilian worker who was killed by a Palestinian sniper earlier. As tensions rise, both sides are pointing fingers.
From the Palestinian side, their holding to the story of the 3-year-old girl who was killed in the attacks. From Israel, they are pointing out that they were attacked first and that protecting their citizens is justification for the military actions. Terror sites were the targets, but terrorist often put their fighters and equipment amongst civilians, making it difficult to avoid collateral damage.
According to ABC News:
“I recommend to Hamas not to test our patience and to assert its authority,” Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said. “If there isn’t quiet in Israel, there won’t be quiet in the Gaza Strip.”
The Israeli military said aircraft, tanks and infantry targeted “terror sites” in Gaza, including a weapons-manufacturing facility, “terror infrastructure” and a concealed rocket launcher. “Direct hits were confirmed,” it said.
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