In response to relentless and indiscriminate Palestinian missile attacks over the past week, Israel looks poised to launch another operation against the Gaza Strip. We'll get into the numbers in just a bit, but this video, lasting less than a minute, can explain so much about the current situation.
As Israel prepares a ground offensive, calling up 40,000 reservists, airstrikes against the Palestinian territory of Gaza have already killed 41 people. Hamas and Islamic Jihad have launched almost 200 rockets. At this point, we may be all be desensitized to what are just digits on a screen, but this video, of what was supposed to be a wedding in Holon, Israel, shows not only why Israel is hitting back, but also why the death toll in this conflict can be so lopsided.