Sporadic violence between Israelis and Palestinians continuing since mid-April with the start of the month of Ramzan, escalated this past Friday in Jerusalem at a sacred religious site for Muslims and Jews.
Saturday, Hamas militants fired a barrage of rockets on Israeli targets from the Gaza strip leading to retaliatory air strikes by Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in full command of the situation has said that Hamas will pay a very heavy price for their aggression. He has even gone to the extent of saying let blood be on their heads.
Netanyahu has announced “We will recruit more forces, including Israeli Defence Force soldiers, we will use other means and arrests. We will use batons, and everything – to restore peace and order to all the cities of Israel.”
The Israeli Iron dome – the defence mechanism to counter enemy rockets and missiles succeeded in neutralising over 90 percent of the tons of rockets fired by Hamas to hit targets across Israel, including Tel Aviv.