A UN-brokered temporary cease-fire today in Gaza allowed Palestinians to get supplies and money. Meanwhile, Israeli and Palestinian officials were in Egypt to discuss a longer-term agreement.
The third major conflict between Hamas and Israel reveals the heightened moral concern for protecting innocent civilians in war.
Though the Iron Dome interceptor system has been credited for the minimal damage Israel has suffered in the current conflict, the threat from Gaza appears to be smaller than in 2012.
After a unilateral ceasefire failed Tuesday, Israel signaled an escalation of a bombing campaign aimed at Hamas. The legality of targeting houses of militants is hotly debated.