The Israeli government has shown extraordinary restraint until now. Over 1500 rockets have been fired at Israel from Gaza in 2012. Over 745 rockets hit Israel since the start of the operation on November 14, an average of 10 per hour or 1 every 6 minutes. Hamas escalated rocket fire into Israel has fired for the first time against Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, hitting an uninhabited area outside of the cities. No government would tolerate such horrific attacks on their citizens.
Israel is exercising its legitimate right to self-defense and hopes to restore peace to her borders. There has been no Israeli presence in the Gaza Strip since the complete withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. We have the determination and patience to continue until our objectives have been achieved. The people of Israel strongly support the military operation.” From my friend who lives in Jerusalem. Stay safe.