2014 – Operation Protective Edge

By Zach Levin

From the 8th of July until the 25th of August Israel engaged in a violent conflict against Hamas ruled Gaza called "Operation Protective Edge". It was launched by Israel in response to the brutal kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers hitchhiking home by Hamas members. In response to the air and ground attacks on it, Palestine fired rockets aimed at Israel. The majority of the people killed by these rockets were Gazans. After the conflict both sides claimed victory.