In some ways, Israel’s latest confrontation with Hamas looks like past conflicts in the Gaza Strip. Operation Pillar of Defense has left some key Hamas leaders dead, depleted weapons supplies and hit more than 1,000 targets in Gaza.
As we anxiously monitor the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, it’s essential we understand the asymmetry between the Hamas terrorists who indiscriminately target civilians and the Israeli strikes against the political and military centers responsible for the attacks.
On Nov. 14th, Israel embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense. The main purpose of the operation has been to restore security to the civilian population in Israel by putting an end to the terror attacks it has withstood.