Israel warns the Palestinian population of attacks in advance. Hamas, in contrast, wants to kill as many Israeli civilians as it can.
About 500 rockets from Gaza have been fired into Israel since "Operation Pillar of Defense" began on Wednesday of this week, Bloomberg reports. That operation includes the use of Israel's "Iron Dome," a high-tech anti-missile defense system.
"The decision to build the Iron Dome system was made by the Ministry of Defense in 2007," according to the Jewish Virtual Library, "following a year in which Hezbollah fired thousands of missiles into northern Israel during the Second Lebanon War."
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