The conflict has been ongoing since the creation of Israel in 1948 with the attempt by various enemies to annihilate the Jewish state. After years of suicide bombings on buses and rockets raining down on its citizens Israel had enough. Hamas and its evil with total disregard for human life is responsible for deaths on both sides as Israel can no longer act with restraint. The retaliation must be significant and harsh to Hamas!
Report: Palestinian, 18, killed in clashes with IDF in West Bank (Haaretz)
from the article: IDF soldier dies from wounds suffered in Gaza rocket attack