To begin in north at 11:05 A.M., return in evening everywhere except Gaza-border communities.
Army analysis projects only 10 direct hits on structures out of 1,000 rockets fired, thanks in part to interceptions by Iron Dome anti-missile batteries.
The prime minister’s comments suggest he might know what Ehud Barak meant when he cited Bibi’s ‘most worrisome exposure of Israel to a major security challenge.’
Speaking day after Israel hit Hamas targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire, defense minister takes says blockade on Strip will end only if it demilitarizes.
Despite the magnitude of the assault, Israel clearly made an effort to avoid hitting civilians. Both sides would apparently still prefer to avoid another large-scale conflict.
'The fact that our ties with Israel have normalized does not mean that we will remain silent in the face of such attacks that target the Palestinian people,' Turkey's Foreign Ministry says.
Hamas says group behind rocket attack on Israel 'not dedicated' to fighting occupation.
The apparent escalation in the army's response to missiles from Gaza reflects the underlying policy of Defense Minister Lieberman.
Official tells Haaretz that Hamas' infrastructure was targeted, but Israel has no intent to further escalate Gaza tensions; Hamas accuses Israel of seeking 'to create a new equation' after five Palestinians hurt.
Neither government agencies nor local authorities are prepared to deal with the needs of the population and critical infrastructure under a prolonged assault by missiles from Lebanon and Gaza.