New post Photos: The Israeli Experience of Life Under Fire

> Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 03:52:09 +0000
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> From: IDF Blog | The Official Blog of the Israel Defense Forces > Subject: [New post] Photos: The Israeli Experience of Life Under Fire >
> Post : Photos: The Israeli Experience of Life Under Fire URL : Posted : November 17, 2012 at 6:50 am
Author : idfspokesperson
Tags : civilians, Hamas, Photos, Pillar of Defense, Rockets Categories : Pillar of Defense, Security Issues

On November 14, the IDF embarked on Operation Pillar of Defense ( , aimed at crippling the terror organizations in the Gaza Strip and defending the citizens of southern Israel. These photos document the reality of Israeli citizens since, as they face countless barrages of rockets fired from Gaza.

Hamas has systematically fired rockets over 12,000 at the Israeli Home Front for the past 12 years. Since November 14, over 350 rockets fired from Gaza hit Israel, many of them directed at densely populated areas. Over the past months Hamas has armed itself with the Fajr-5 missile, an advanced weapon with a range of over 75 kilometers, which places 3.5 million civilians at risk.

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