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WAR: Israel Launches ‘Operation Pillar Of Defense’ Against Gaza Militants, Kills Top Hamas Military Chief, Mass Targets Bombed

By Barney Henderson, The Telegraph – “The military wing of Hamas said in a statement that the assassination ‘has opened the gates of hell’.

Israel’s military said the strike was the ‘start of targetting Gaza militants’, according to AFP.

Witnesses say Jabari was travelling in his vehicle in Gaza City when his car exploded.

Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago. He has long topped Israel’s most-wanted list, the Associated Press reported.

Israeli officials had said in recent days that they were considering assassinating top Hamas officials following a wave of heavy rocket fire from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip.

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence service confirmed it had carried out the attack, saying it had killed Jaabri because of his ‘decade-long terrorist activity’.

‘One citizen was killed and another moderately injured in a Zionist strike on a car in Gaza City,’ spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP.

Another Israeli military spokesman, Brigadier-General Yoav Mordechai, said the aerial assault on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday could draw cross-border Palestinian rocket attacks and stretch into days of fighting.

‘The days we face in the south will, in my estimation, prove protracted,’ he told Channel 2 TV. ‘The homefront must brace itself resiliently.'” Read more.

Israel Strikes At Least 20 Targets In Gaza – “The IAF struck and killed Hamas’s head of military operations Ahmed Jabari in central Gaza on Wednesday. The airstrike marked the beginning of Operation Pillar of Defense to target Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror organizations in Gaza, IDF spokesman Yoav Mordechai said. ‘The first aim of this operation is to bring back quiet to southern Israel, and the second target is to strike at terror organizations,’ Mordechai said. Shortly afterwards, the IDF struck over 20 underground rocket launchers belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad in an airstrike.” Read more.

  1. journeyman1977
    11/14/2012 at 11:35 AM

    they should have killed this scumbag years ago. but better late than never.


  2. 11/15/2012 at 12:13 AM

    According to US law, Hamas is on official list of FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS, an FTO.

    According to US law, anyone who supports an FTO can be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    In that context, at a time when the Hamas regime in Gaza continues to launch aerial attacks against the Israeli civilian population,the Jewish Voices for Peace has issued a statement of full support for the Hamas regime in Gaza. WE NEED TO UNITE BEHIND ISRAEL NOT STAB IT IN THE BACK. RABBI DR. BERNHARD ROSENBERG, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER ISRAEL ADVOCACY


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