In the 24 hours from Monday afternoon through Tuesday, the Iranian-backed Palestinian group Hamas fired more than 400 rockets and mortars into Israeli territory, a record number of strikes for one day. More than 200 fell into open areas, 100 were shot out of the sky by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, and dozens hit civilian areas throughout the Gaza border region. At the end of the day, one man was killed and almost 100 received treatment for injuries or shock.
However, by the end of day Tuesday, there was a truce in place between Israel and Hamas. Many are wondering why Israel didn’t act more forcefully.