As Israel and Hamas mostly stilled their guns Wednesday night after reaching a cease-fire agreement, ending eight days of intense bombardment, both sides took home some new lessons about their foes.
Israeli hospitals, amid the ongoing conflict, are treating dozens of patients of all ages who came to Israel from Gaza to get healthcare unavailable there, and are making provisions for accompanying persons.
Both Houses of the U.S. Congress unanimously passed resolutions expressing support for Israel's "inherent right to act in self-defense."
Hamas’ military wing announced the successor to slain commander, Ahmed Jabari, on Thursday, and promised deadly surprises for Israel.
The crisis over Gaza was triggered by a Hamas escalation of missile attacks against Israel, which resulted in Israeli retaliation, the killing of Ahmed Jabari -- the Hamas military chief, and the destruction from the air of major Hamas missile emplacements.
In addition to Amud Anan (Pillar of Defense), its operation in defense of the Jewish state in response to a barrage of rockets from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is also taking the operation to Twitter.
The day after the targeted killing of Hamas terrorist chief Ahmed Jabari, the Palestinian media lead with headlines praising his “martyrdom,” despite his long history of involvement in terrorism against Israeli civilians.
Two rockets hit the outskirts of the central Israeli town of Rishon Letzion, more than 22 miles from Gaza, raising concerns that Hamas will fire long-range missiles that can hit Israel’s business capital of Tel Aviv [UPDATE: Rocket strikes southern outskirts of Tel Aviv]. Earlier, a rocket fired from Gaza slammed into a four-story apartment building in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, killing two men and a woman in the first Israeli casualties since Israel killed Hamas military leader Ahmed Jabari.
The IDF targeted Ahmed Jabari, the head of Hamas' military wing in the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 14.
Wage war to make peace. That’s the idea behind Israel’s strikes this week against Hamas targets in Gaza, including Wednesday’s attack that killed Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari.
Sirens wailed across southern Israel as Hamas gunmen fired barrages of dozens of rockets from Gaza.