Today Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defence. The operation is against Hamas in the Gaza strip. Thousands of rockets have been fired into Israel at innocent Israeli citizens over the past few years since Israel evacuated the Gaza strip. In the last few days rocket fire has escalated and the IDF today killed Ahmed Al-Jabari, the head of Hamas’ military wing as well as launching Operation Pillar Of Defence in an attempt to severely weaken Hamas.
May the mission go successfully and may God protect the Israeli soldiers who are fighting to defend innocent Israeli citizens.
You can follow live-updates from the operation at the IDF blog.
Hamas has been terrorizing Israelis for years and has killed hundreds, if not thousands, of Israelis. I am very happy that the Israeli government has decided enough is enough and to launch this operation. I just hope none of my friends serving in the army or other soldiers are hurt in the process.