Head of Hamas military wing killed
Hamas military wing leader Ahmed Ja'abari is seen on the Egyptian side of the Rafah border crossing into Gaza on October 18, 2011.
November 14th, 2012
09:43 AM ET

Head of Hamas military wing killed

Ahmed al-Ja'abari, head of Hamas' military wing, was killed Wednesday in Gaza by an Israeli "surgical" strike, the Israeli military announced.

A spokesman for the Hamas-run government in Gaza confirmed that al-Ja'abari was killed in an Israeli strike.  "Israel is announcing the war in Gaza and Israel will carry the responsibility for killing Ahmed Jabri," Tahar Eanono said in a written message.

Militants in Gaza have been firing dozens of rockets into southern Israel, and Israel has struck back.

The Israeli military tweeted earlier today:

See our full coverage of today's events here.

soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. chrissy

    He said, she said! WHO to believe? Gettin harder and harder to believe any of them anymore.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dave

    Hooray for Israel. It is wonderful some countries are brave enlighten to stand up against Islamic terrorist. With Borat being reelected I'm sure they know they are going to have to go it alone.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Erez

    While the rest of the world sleeps, Israel acts... Israel took out Iraq's nuclear programm, Syria's nuclear programm, and countless terrorists around the world... Next stop – Iran.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Israel is definitely on a rampage to become the biggest super power in the region stopping at nothing. Israel's illegal acts are without doubts crimes of War, as Israeli's chant their power hungry government other see similar relations and escalations to Germany in the 40's

      November 14, 2012 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Julia

      @Erez Good, let them take care of Iran. Leave us out of it.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
  4. yizhaq

    finaly idf is acting

    November 14, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. lindaluttrell

    Best post of the day!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  6. byebyeachmed

    Achmed the dead terrorist:)

    November 14, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff

    The heroes of Israel and Freedom should stand proud. They are the last and final line against the Islamic terrorist.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  8. DaleinIL

    An 'atta boy' is in order here.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  9. Stan

    I wonder if Obama and the democrats are upset?

    November 14, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Krusty

      Obama apologized to Hamas

      November 14, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Zulux

    Ping Pong

    Nuff said.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  11. eddie

    go Israel!!!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. Steve C.

    Long overdue – we should learn from the Israelis

    November 14, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  13. catearian

    Excellent. Keep up the good work.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:19 am | Report abuse |
  14. Michael

    Keep Going! Great news!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
  15. Shiferaw

    It's true measurment on the terrerist

    November 14, 2012 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |
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