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:

[tweet https://twitter.com/IDFSpokesperson/status/268722403989925888%5D

See our full coverage of today's events here.

soundoff (154 Responses)
  1. Frans from Holland

    Time to pay for the criminals. God bless Israel

    November 14, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  2. tony

    Funny. A well armed militia is Soooo loved in the USA.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Network

      I see the left wind nut trolls have come out

      November 14, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sonny

    very good !!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. gojetsgo

    impressive hit on this terrorist. I applaud the assassinations of those who PURPOSELY aim to kill innocent civilians.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
  5. Rocky B.

    Yep, the jews sure did have some fun times in Europe from way back in 1492 all along to 1942... Why would they ever want to leave and return to their homeland???

    November 14, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
  6. RickN

    Wrong. Jordan is the Palestinian homeland. Your views are skewed.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
    • Nasser Ja'bari

      Your views are skewed...Jordan is Jordan and Palestine is for Palestinians...jews are welcomed as visitors..Israelis must go to their countries of origin!

      November 14, 2012 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • LeoMartin

      What a crock! Typical propaganda. Many Jews went to Israel originally because they were exiled from their own countries/homes. Many losing businesses and possessions. And now, they should just pack up and go? Where exactly?
      They ARE home.

      November 14, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. tony

    The moral authority of a couple of nowhere to be found stone tablets surpasses all laws.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. RickN

    samonrusty, you're jealous? We Jews as a people have excelled in this world. Pick a subject and Jews are at the forefront of knowledge.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  9. Areyoucrazy

    The Palestinians have no other home?? Pull your head out of the sand man. Pick up a history book. The Palestinians are an invented people. They can go back to Egypt or Jordan where they belong. Israel is the smallest possible sliver of land that the Jewish people wish to own. How greedy can the arabs be?? They have all the land, and all the oil, and now want to take Israel as well? GOOD JOB IDF!! Take these animals out one by one

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

      Israe had no home before 48 as these wandering European nomads were the true homeless.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Alex

    Israel understands better than most than in order to have peace you must not appease Terrorists. God Bless them, lets hope for a swift victory.

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

      Who will assassinate the most recent Israeli's "terrorist" who murdered the 13 year old boy in Gaza.

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

      Hey mikey, that boy was killed in a cross-fire between Israel and terrorists who chose to hide behind children. Normal soldiers stand in front of their women and children to protect them. Israel certainly did not intentionally target this boy as the Arab terrorists do.

      November 14, 2012 at 11:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Yury

    God bless Israel!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
  12. Wilma

    Watch Obama condemn this in his speach today. He is anti Israel. All of us know it. Support The Trube. Support Israel.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Simon Cohen

      Yes! And you also predicted that Romney will win by landslide.

      November 14, 2012 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  13. joe

    Well done. Lets bomb Iran now.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  14. CallofDuty

    call the Drones and let it rain!

    November 14, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  15. joe

    Obama is weak. He has no balls to do this.

    November 14, 2012 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Obama listens to the people and the majority does not want to fight any more wars for Israel. America has spoken.

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