Citizens of Israel’s south enjoy momentary quiet while Hamas prepares for the next attack
8 Days, 8 Striking Photos that Tell the Story of Operation Pillar of Defense:
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On Nov. 21, 2012, a bomb exploded on a bus in Tel Aviv. Soon after, Hamas TV broadcast its delight at the news that civilians in Israel were targeted.
Published on Nov 20, 2012
Yesterday, a long-range rocket fired from the Gaza Strip directly hit a residential building in Israel’s fourth-largest city, Rishon LeZion. After the air raid siren sounded, the residents of the apartment entered the reinforced security room - required in all new buildings by Israeli law - and thus were saved.
This video shows the severe damage caused to the building.
In response to incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip, the IDF has launched a widespread campaign against terror targets in Gaza. The operation, called Pillar of Defense, has two main goals: to protect Israeli civilians and to cripple the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza.
Here’s a recap of the seventh day of the operation.
The following video presents an IAF strike on a smuggling tunnel. After the first strike, secondary explosions can be seen, indicating hidden ammunition at the spot.
On Nov. 20, 2012, a rocket fired from Gaza hit a car in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba and destroyed it completely. One bystander was injured.
Palestinian terrorists have fired more than 13,000 rockets into Israel in the past 12 years. On Nov. 14, 2012, the IDF launched Operation Pillar of Defense in order to cripple the terrorist infrastructure in Gaza and restore quiet to Israelis living under fire.
15 seconds is a long time. Or is it?
On Nov. 20, 2012, the IDF targeted an underground rocket launching site in Gaza.
Rocket fired from Gaza hit car in Beersheba this morning, destroying it completely. 1 bystander injured.
Yesterday, this was a kid’s clean room in Beersheba. This morning, Hamas fired a rocket at it. Look at it now.