In response to the incessant rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip - more than 800 have struck Israel since the beginning of the year, and more than 120 since Saturday, Israel has begun a targeted operation called "Pillar of Defense." The goal of this operation is to deal a serious blow to the terrorist group's military command structure.
"Hamas and the terror organizations have elected in recent days to escalate their attacks on Israel's citizens. We are not prepared to make peace with a situation in which Israel's citizens are menaced by the terror of rocket fire. No country would agree to such a situation; Israel is not prepared to reconcile itself to such a situation.
Israel's Air Force has been surgical and restrained in its response to the Hamas missile escalations, and has not targeted the long-range missiles stored in mosques, schools, and hospitals. The Fajr-5 rockets have the longest range of all of Hamas' arsenal, of 75km. A gift from Iran