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Hamas military chief killed

Hamas military chief killed

In an Israeli airstrike, after almost non-stop rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.

Via Times of Israel:

The Israeli Air Force on Wednesday bombed a car in Gaza City, killing Ahmed Jaabari, the head of Hamas’s armed wing — the equivalent of an army’s chief of staff.

The IDF confirmed the airstrike on Jaabari, and said that it had launched a “widespread campaign on terror sites and operatives in the Gaza Strip, chief among them Hamas and Islamic Jihad targets.”

According to reports, a second man who was in the car with Jaabari was also killed.

Palestinians reported that there had been additional IAF airstrikes in Khan Yunis and Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

Jaabari was credited with being one of the leaders of Hamas’s violent putsch to take control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, and masterminded the professionalization of the Hamas military.

Israel attempted to kill Jaabari in an airstrike in 2004, but ended up killing his eldest son, his brother, and several cousins instead.

Despite being a stickler for personal security, Jaabari personally escorted captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in the 2011 handover to Egyptian authorities, who then released him to Israel. Video footage from the handoff showed the Hamas leader standing behind Shalit.

Several Israeli ministers have hinted in recent days that the government was mulling a resumption of its targeted killings policy following the firing of over 160 rockets at Israel from the Gaza Strip between Saturday and Tuesday.

What this means, of course, is that Israel still has the intel ability to find out the cars in which Hamas big-wigs are traveling.

Expect a major escalation now, something which was inevitable as Gaza continued its transformation into a major Iranian base for use in a future conflict with Israel. My guess is that Israel decided to face the threat now rather than later, as rockets have specifically targeted Israel’s Dimona nuclear reactor.

Gabriel Malor has an interesting take on the situation:

Updates: Israel Matzav is updating events, including news that Israel pre-emptively took out 20 long-range rocket storage sites.

IsraelyCool posts this video of the deceased:

And the official IDF video of the killing, via Jewish Press:

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The deal was “Land for Peace”, right? There’s been no peace, so why haven’t they taken back the land?

    Juba Doobai! in reply to Aarradin. | November 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    I agree with you 100%. Take back Gaza, Judea and Samaria, and Sinai.. The Arabs have enough land to house their warmongering rabble.

Still too kind of a fate for him.

This is just another example of action which can now be taken now that the uncertainty regarding who will be the next President has been removed.

Israel knows that it isn’t going to get any help from the United States, so it is now knows that it must defend itself and be ready to take the rebuke that those seeking its destruction will heap upon them.

Wow, some actual good news. The international Left will therefore be outraged.

huskers-for-palin | November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am

He drove down to the local store
To fetch a pint of hummus
He got a bunch of laser dots…

POP!!! Goes the weasel!!!

I R A Darth Aggie | November 14, 2012 at 10:16 am

Kind of brings a tear to the eye. Some people in this world need killing. A pity this one took so long.

Also: Gabriel’s post is a typical Ace of Spades trope: insert terrorist here dies of boredom/laughter/road rage and AC-130/Hellfire missile/JDAM/Marines sending ordinance down rage, but mostly ordinance down range.

And as many times that I’ve seen it posted that way, it never gets old.

The sucky thing about being a Katyusha rocket astronaut … the Israelis will make sure you slip the surly bonds of earth, but you don’t get to touch the face of God.

Dear Mister Jaabari:

May you turn on a spit in Hell for Eternity, Dark Age Sewage. May Yassir Arafat fondle you from behind for that same Eternity on that same spit.

Dear Bibi & IDF: BEAUTIFUL!! Add many more Malignant Savages soon.

Dear Boy King Obam-Bam: Was that an entusiastic high-five for the Jews..? No..? Oh, right, just another stern finger wag at Bibi to Not Be SOOOOOO Intolerant,’Yo!!

Things will almost surely ramp up now.

The election results mean terrible things to us, but to the Israelis, they mean far more: they now know for sure that they have no friend in the USA. There is a Muslim sympathizer (at least) in the White House.

They are on their own, and now they are unleashed…

Thanks William this made my day

I could watch that video over and over

IDF ‏@IDFSpokesperson

We recommend that no Hamas operatives, whether low level or senior leaders, show their faces above ground in the days ahead.
Retweeted by David Burge

Seems like if Israel just took out everybody they could find with a “Hussein” in their name the world would be a much safer place.

Except….you know…..for the Hussein guys…..

[…] the official IDF video of the assassination (h/t Legal Insurrection) and admire their pinpoint […]

Now the Muslim Brotherhood terrorists in Egypt are threatening Israel over this. The rule from the Muslim play book to Israel and the rest of the world is this: “We can and must kill you if you do not believe as we do and have the audacity to be a Jew or a Christian. When we kill you or terrorize you, your duty is to take it. You are not allowed to kill us because we are, you must admit me are, superior. Allah says so.”

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