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:

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  1. Areyoucrazy

    Not to mention, Jews have more of a historical presence and right to live in Israel than any other peoples. Does the Quran mention Israel even once?? NO! Their sacred and holy land is Mecca/Medina. Now go and read the Jewish books. Israel is mentioned on almost every single page! It doesn't take a genius to figure out who should rightfully live in Israel. Can you imagine if the Jews tried to claim Mecca as their own?? These so called "Palestinians" can easily be integrated into Egypt, Jordan, or any other arab country. But they aren't wanted their either...I wonder why?

    November 14, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zorro

      Not history decides who has the right to live where.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  2. Rocky B.

    @samonrusty,
    The Palestinians are not to blame for how Europeans persecuted the Jews over the centuries but those persecutions do explain why Jews finally left their life in exile and returned home.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Carl

      Palestinians were very much a part of Htler's campaign against the Jews. Look up the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. He moved to Germany during the war and started an Arab SS regiment, hoping to bring the full force of Nzi fury to bear against the Jews in Palestine.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
    • CarlWstCoast

      No, Palestinians are not to blame for how Europeans persecuted the Jews over the centuries, but as the article says, they ARE responsible for recently launching rockets meant to kill Israeli citizens. I fail to understand how some try to draw an equivalency between the actions of Hamas and the actions of Israel...

      November 15, 2012 at 3:28 am | Report abuse |
  3. Frank Garrett

    First we take back Gaza, then we nook Iran for good measure and let the entire Muslim world know Mecca is next on the nook list if the protest or even look at us wrong.

    That's how you finish the war THEY started.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:56 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Patrick

      They're a bunch of pschos, always have been

      November 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Zorro

      Israel started the war by entering British-Palestine with massive people from Europe, USA, Austrialia, Russia and declaring the state of Israel by throwing out Palestinians.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
  4. Rich

    Not a single country in the world would put up with what Israel has been putting up with of late. It has attracted zero media attention but hundreds of missiles are fired into Southern Israel by the Gaza terrorists. Up until now, Israel has been taking it all in, but if this had been the UK for example, under attack from Wales, they would have been destroyed by now. Anybody arguing with this perspective has only to go to Sderot for a few days and try living the way they do there, 15 seconds to find a bomb shelter, 12 or 20 times a day.. Good on the IDF :-0

    November 14, 2012 at 10:59 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Zorro

      Israel is occupying Gaza, Hamas is only a resistance-movement, just like the resistance movements we had in Europe in WW2. Ofcourse Israel will be atacked, they are the occupiers.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Carl

      Hey Zerro, Israel left Gaza years ago. They maintain a blockade only to prevent the mass influx of weapons. Try again.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. eddie

    this is the exactly the mindset of the Hamas.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Julia

    You seem upset.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Canada

    YOU GO ISRAEL !

    November 14, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Jeremy

      Right on!

      November 14, 2012 at 11:05 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeremy

    Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding dong the wicked witch is dead! YAY!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Jermy

    The world be much better place without those terrorists.
    Go Israel!!

    November 14, 2012 at 11:02 am | Report abuse | Reply
  10. samonrusty

    CNN's freedom of speech policy means free for zionists only

    November 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Rocky B.

      oxymoron

      November 14, 2012 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Citzien

    why Israel was allowed to occupy other countries's lands and commit murdering? I hope Hamas will not carry out the revenge by killing the innocent Israel general citizen. They have millions of citizen. You can't kill them all. Besides, many of those also like peace. They killed your leader. Identify you real target for punishment, don't kill innocent citizen.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • flossmore

      "Citzein" (sic) you need to work on your English!

      November 14, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Moshe

      Citizen your blind. Hama's has been killing civilians everyday for a long time. Its about time Israel struck back and I hope they keep striking until the terrorist are wiped from the face of the earth.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  12. Simon Cohen

    Will Hamas ever get it: What do you call repeating shelling of Israel and expecting different results?

    November 14, 2012 at 11:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  13. banasy©

    All this AND you want our POTUS dead?
    Bet you're fun at parties.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Julia

    Obama is anti-Israel.

    November 14, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
  15. tomas spencter

    Israel doesnt mess around! Hama's wants to play with the big dog, now they got bit...

    November 14, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse | Reply
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