Israel and Hamas had a truce. It was set to expire on Dec 19.
On Dec 13, Israel said they’d like to continue the truce.
Hamas let the truce expire on the 19th.
On the 20th, Hamas announced that the truce was officially over, and started shelling an Israeli desert region called Negev.
In retaliation, Israel bombs the crap out of Gaza and kills over 200 people and injures 700 more.
Is this a surprise to anyone?
If you let a truce expire, announce that the truce is over, and then start attacking someone, they’re going to attack back. And if that someone is Israel, they don’t fool around, and a lot of your people are going to die.
All because of squatters rights over a piece of crap land that has significance to two different religions.