Live UpdateFrom the Liveblog of Monday, August 11, 2014
‘Israel agreed to 2012 truce as Iron Dome ammo ran out’
Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman writes in a New York Times op-ed that Israel brokered a truce with Hamas during Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012 because it ran out of Iron Dome missiles to protect its citizens.
“Israel agreed to an early cease-fire, for a reason that has remained a closely-guarded secret: The Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, generously financed by the United States, had run out of ammunition. Israel learned the lesson and made sure that sufficient quantities of Iron Dome missiles were available this time around,” he writes.