Gaza rocket attacks, Israeli airstrikes double from 2008 conflict
Four years ago, Israel launched a military operation to halt rocket attacks by Hamas. The offensive, code-named Cast Lead, killed 225 Palestinians on the first day. During the three-week conflict, more than 1,000 Palestinians and 13 Israelis died. Last week, Israel began a similar operation, Pillar of Defense, to destroy Hamas rockets. As of Tuesday, 130 Palestinians and five Israelis had been killed. Here is a look at the rockets landing in Israel and targets struck in Gaza during the first seven days of each conflict: (Read related article)
Sources: Staff reports; Israel Defense Forces. The Washington Post.
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