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Gaza Conflict

On 8 July 2014 the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) launched Operation Protective Edge against militants in the Gaza Strip[17] following an increase in rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas' militants.

Following the kidnapping and murders of three Israeli teenagers in mid-June 2014, the IDF initiated Operation Brother's Keeper in search of the three teenagers. As part of the operation, in the following 11 days Israel's military killed five to ten Palestinians and arrested between 350 and 600 Palestinians,] including nearly all of Hamas' West Bank leaders.

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