Calmest Year in Decade on Gaza-Israel Frontier – Scott Bobb (VOA News)
It has been one year since Israel and Hamas in Gaza engaged in an eight-day military exchange, with Hamas firing 1,500 rockets into Israel, reaching the outskirts of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for the first time. Six Israelis were killed and 200 wounded.
Israeli planes and artillery struck 1,500 targets in Gaza. Since then, Gaza has been calmer than at any time in the past decade, but neither side has lowered its guard.
The director of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs, Brig.-Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, says that Hamas “is still a terrorist organization committed to the struggle and the destruction of Israel, committed to terrorist activities. And we have to continue to keep a very close eye on what’s happening in Gaza on a daily basis.”