This past Saturday, around nine in the morning in Israel, Hamas and Islamic Jihad initiated a new round of rocket attacks against Israel. In the course of two days, they indiscriminately launched 690 rockets. Air-raid sirens and phone alerts took over as Israel’s national soundtrack. Tens of thousands of southern Israelis in harm’s way spent their weekend running for bomb shelters. Four Israelis didn’t make it and were killed. This was the most violent flareup since the Gaza war in 2014.