Meet some of the heroes behind 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in this clip (5:35) from the Friends of the IDF. In June 2014, Hamas terrorists kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teenage boys. When the IDF responded with an operation to arrest Hamas militant leaders, Hamas retaliated with a barrage of rocket fire from Gaza. On July 8, Operation Protective Edge began with the dual purpose of stopping the rocket fire and destroying Hamas’s underground tunnel system. During the long weeks from July 8 to August 26, when Israel and Hamas accepted a ceasefire, both sides incurred heavy injuries and losses. In this clip, we hear a mere handful of the stories that went on behind the scenes as Israel’s soldiers put their lives on the line to protect their people.
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