Israeli Defense Force Launches Operation ‘Protective Edge’ to End Hamas Rocket Attacks
July 7, 2014
avatar Algemeiner Staff
Israel Air Force helicopters.
The Israel Defense Forces announced the launch of a new major operation late on Monday night aimed at ending rocket attacks from Gaza.
The campaign, titled ‘Protective Edge,’ is aimed at stopping “the constant terror activity that Hamas is aiming at Israeli civilians,” an IDF spokesperson told The Algemeiner.
The operation was announced on Twitter at 5:22 PM EST by the IDF Spokesperson account.
“The #IDF will respond forcefully to any threat, and will do everything in its power to protect #Israel against terror #ItMustStop,” the IDF tweeted. “Since the beginning of the year, #Gaza terrorists have fired more then 450 rockets at #Israeli civilians #ItMustStop.”
Full details on the scope and scale of the operation were not immediately available but according to an IDF spokesperson it is currently limited to “Air Force activity.”