Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of Operation Pillar of Defense, the conflict in which Israel sought to stop the incessant rocket fire from Gaza on Israeli civilian population centers in the south. The operation lasted about a week and resulted in Israel devastating the Hamas infrastructure and taking down top leaders. Four Israeli civilians were killed by missile attacks from Gaza during the operation and over 219 injured. This does not include the deaths from Hamas attacks that prompted the army to strike. Two soldiers were also killed in the operation.