**BREAKING** Israel strikes Gaza
November 14, 2012 in Politics
The military leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, has been assassinated in an Israeli air strike on his car in Gaza.
Mr Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since Israel’s military offensive on the city four years ago.
The Israeli military says the killing of Mr Jabari marks the beginning of a broader operation against militant groups in Gaza, including Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Hamas’s armed wing issued a statement saying: “The occupation has opened the gates of hell on itself.”
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