About Tzuk Eitan

Performs a rock is IDF’s military operation in Gaza that began on July 8, 2014, following the firing of rockets from Gaza into civilian population of southern Israel. Operation included at the beginning especially heavy bombardment of artillery and the Israeli Air Force in Gaza, even though Israel absorbing rocket fire heavy Gaza Strip and dealing with intrusion attempts coming from the territory of the Gaza Strip armed sea or through tunnels. entered on July 17 IDF ground forces into the Gaza Strip in order to damage the tunnels of terror. During the operation, there were several attempts at mediation and bring a cease fire, several attempts were made by Israel but rejected by Hamas.

After the kidnapping of three boys, which occurred on June 12, the Israeli government decided to return operation to locate the abducted brothers and damage to the infrastructure of Hamas in Judea and Samaria. During the operation began rocket fire growing from Gaza into Israel, and at its peak, the escalation before performing a rock, on July 7, 2014, were fired at southern communities over 80 rockets.

With the start of operation Iron Dome batteries deployed new spaces and areas to protect the settlements in central Israel. These batteries have proven themselves during the operation, which were over two thousand rockets at Israel. During the operation, the IDF attacked more than three thousand targets in the Gaza Strip.

Taken from Wikipedia & Translated by Google.