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Hamas commander killed in Israeli air strike

by Speranza ( 22 Comments › )
Filed under Gaza, Headlines, Israel, Palestinians at November 14th, 2012 - 10:17 am

Finally some good news.

SENIOR Hamas military commander Ahmed al-Jaabari was killed in an Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza City overnight.

UPDATE: Here’s the vid of the airstrike.

“The martyr is Ahmed al-Jaabari and his bodyguard was injured,” Ayman Sahabani, a doctor at Shifa hospital in Gaza City, told AFP. A Hamas security source also confirmed Jaabari’s death, speaking on condition of anonymity.

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic intelligence agency and the military also confirmed the operation.

“During a joint operation of the General Security Service (Shin Bet) and the IDF (army) today, Ahmed Jaabari, the senior commander of the military wing of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, was targeted,” a statement from the Shin Bet said.

“In the past hour, the IDF targeted Ahmed Jaabari, the head of Hamas’s military wing, in the Gaza Strip,” the military added in a statement, saying Jaabari “was a senior Hamas operative… directly responsible for executing terror attacks.”

“The purpose of this operation was to severely impair the command and control chain of the Hamas leadership, as well as its terrorist infrastructure.”

Military spokeswoman Avital Leibovich said the strike was the start of an operation targeting armed groups in Gaza following multiple rocket attacks on southern Israel.

“The IDF started an operation against terror organisations in Gaza due to the ongoing attacks against Israeli civilians,” she said on her Twitter account.

The killing of Jaabari sparked furious protests in Gaza City, with hundreds of members of Hamas and its armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, chanting for revenge inside Shifa hospital.

Outside, armed men fired weapons into the air, and mosques throughout the city called prayers to mourn the commander’s death.

Palestinian security sources and medics confirmed a total of four air strikes across Gaza during the late afternoon — two in Gaza City, one of which killed Jaabari, one in northern Gaza, and a fourth in the southern city of Khan Yunis.

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22 Responses to “Hamas commander killed in Israeli air strike”
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  1. waldensianspirit
    1 | November 14, 2012 10:47 am

    Got one! Go IDF!


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | November 14, 2012 10:50 am

    wait…who are the good guys…

    hizballah…..hamas….MB…?

    i need a score card!

    /


  3. 3 | November 14, 2012 10:52 am

    @ waldensianspirit:

    Gotta get ‘em all


  4. Speranza
    4 | November 14, 2012 10:55 am

    More and faster please!
    They also killed another Hamas military commander today Raed al-Atar.


  5. 5 | November 14, 2012 11:04 am

    Israel needs to be careful. Hamas is MB and Egypt is MB. They need to prepare for a big scenario.


  6. Speranza
    6 | November 14, 2012 11:08 am

    Rodan wrote:

    Israel needs to be careful. Hamas is MB and Egypt is MB. They need to prepare for a big scenario.

    Please nothing is worse then what they are undergoing now with scores of missiles being fired on them daily. If they had responded like this sooner it would have been over by now. Stop dithering and start acting like any nation with pride would act.


  7. 7 | November 14, 2012 11:30 am

    @ Speranza:

    I agree, I am just saying Israel needs to prepare for a possible conflict with Egypt. That’s my point. They need to prepare for a worse case scenario.


  8. Speranza
    8 | November 14, 2012 11:38 am

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Speranza:
    I agree, I am just saying Israel needs to prepare for a possible conflict with Egypt. That’s my point. They need to prepare for a worse case scenario.

    There is not going to be a conflict with Egypt over Gaza.


  9. Speranza
    9 | November 14, 2012 11:41 am

    Any car swarm photos at LGF? lol


  10. 10 | November 14, 2012 11:44 am

    @ Speranza:

    They are both MB, never say never. It’s better to prepare than get caught off guard. We are not dealing with rational people.


  11. 11 | November 14, 2012 11:45 am

    @ Speranza:

    No, they are probably in mourning.


  12. Purre
    12 | November 14, 2012 12:32 pm

    @ Iron Fist:
    PokeHamas -- Gotta kill ‘em all!


  13. buzzsawmonkey
    13 | November 14, 2012 12:35 pm

    I still say, stampede 10,000 Arkansas razorback hogs from the north end of Gaza to the South.

    Problem solved.


  14. Speranza
    14 | November 14, 2012 12:49 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    I still say, stampede 10,000 Arkansas razorback hogs from the north end of Gaza to the South.
    Problem solved.

    Oink (that means ‘yes’).


  15. huckfunn
    15 | November 14, 2012 1:05 pm

    @ Rodan:
    I updated the thread with the airstrike vid.


  16. Speranza
    16 | November 14, 2012 1:13 pm

    huckfunn wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    I updated the thread with the airstrike vid.

    I was about to do that. Thanks.


  17. huckfunn
    17 | November 14, 2012 1:24 pm

    @ Speranza:
    Oops! Somehow I thought this was a Rodan thread. My eyebones are still worn out.


  18. yenta-fada
    18 | November 14, 2012 1:30 pm

    Of course, all the news reports are saying Israel kills Hamas leader without mentioning daily rocket attacks on Israel. Screw the newswires! World continues to be upset at Israel’s existence while daily Muslim attacks everywhere on the planet go unnoticed. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.


  19. Speranza
    19 | November 14, 2012 1:52 pm

    @ yenta-fada:
    Turn Hamas into hummus.


  20. coldwarrior
    20 | November 14, 2012 3:05 pm

    buzzsawmonkey wrote:

    I still say, stampede 10,000 Arkansas razorback hogs from the north end of Gaza to the South.
    Problem solved.

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    PIG!!!!

    arkansas football cheer


  21. huckfunn
    21 | November 14, 2012 4:21 pm

    IDF taunts Hamas via Twitter. Sweet!


  22. darkwords
    22 | November 14, 2012 10:05 pm

    We need a graphic of a western car swarm. Something like a bunch of low riders bouncing up and down.


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