Israeli Defense Forces Kill Hamas Military Leader In Gaza Airstrike

An airstrike on the Gaza Strip has killed Ahmed Jabari, the head of the military wing of Hamas. Hamas, labeled as a terrorist group by the United States and other Western countries, controls Gaza to the consternation of Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. The strike that killed Jabari is part of a widespread Israeli Defense Force campaign within the Gaza territory, according to the IDF’s official Twitter account. The Israeli intelligence agency issued a statement saying: “Jabari was responsible for financing and directing military operations and attacks against Israel. His elimination today is a message to Hamas officials in Gaza that if they continue promoting terrorism against Israel, they will be hurt.”