The terrorist organization, Hamas, began firing rockets at Israeli civilian targets in mid November 2012. In self-defense, Israel sent its Air Force on surgical missions to bomb the launching platforms that had been placed in schools, offices, city parks, and other highly trafficked areas. While careful to minimize the loss of innocent life, some civilians were killed. Cynically, this was the hope of Hamas.
Hamas is supplied with rockets by the world's largest sponsor of terror, Iran. Iran is supported by Russia. Along with Turkey and other surrounding nations, this confederation could well be the precursor of the prophecy concerning the War of Gog.