IDF Launches ‘Operation Protective Edge’ in Gaza


idf-gazaThe IDF has commenced Operation Protective Edge in Gaza against Hamas in order to stop the terror Israel’s citizens face on a daily basis.

Gaza terrorists have fired more than 450 rockets at Israel since the beginning of the year. The attacks have sent thousands running into bomb shelters and threaten 3.5 million Israeli lives.

Since Israel withdrew from Gaza in 2005, terrorists from the strip have fired more than 8,000 rockets into Israel.

Although Israel’s Iron Dome Missile Defense system stops some of the attacks, most rockets are capable of reaching Israel’s biggest cities. More than half a million Israelis have less than 60 seconds to find shelter after a rocket is launched from Gaza into Israel. Many have only 15 seconds.

As part of the Protective Edge operation, the Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched intensive airstrikes on targets in Gaza. “Hamas will not be safe as long as it continues to threaten the lives of Israeli civilians,” tweeted the IDF.

The decision on the operation was made by the Cabinet after the rocket fire escalated dramatically on Monday. As of 10:30 p.m., the number of rockets that were fired towards Israel stood at over 80, including over 30 rockets that were fired in a ten-minute period between 8:00 p.m. and 8:10 p.m.

At least 1,500 reserve soldiers had been called up for preparatory training for a possible operation, security officials stated earlier today.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. “Hamas will not be safe as long as it continues to threaten the lives of Israeli civilians,”
    Can you even imagine one day of such fear here in NY??? For sure you CAN’T!! Enough is enough! The posuk says V’Al Charb’cho Tichyeh! That’s all they do !!! Kill, Kill, and kill some more and the world freaks out when some hot heads have expressed that they’ve had enough! Destroy them!

  2. I would not be so polite if I asked the palestinians to be more conducive to human affairs. I guess if you have to say what you have to say, a Protective Edge is a lasting reply of time against arrogance. This is such a dog waxed reality without good hope. Never Again.

  3. I would like to see massive amounts of dead Palestinian bodies piled up by the time this “operation” is completed!