Meir Weiss:


Originally posted on National Post | News:

[np_storybar title=”Israeli air strike kills Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari: Video” link=”#1″]

Israel exchanged the fiercest fire with Hamas in years after assassinating its military mastermind and threatening a wider offensive in the Gaza Strip to stem Palestinian rocket salvoes.

Launched on Wednesday during a deceptive lull in almost a week of surging cross-border violence, Israel’s air assault had an intensity recalling the outset of the 2008-09 Gaza war though this time the Palestinian death toll of 13 was far lower.

AP Photo/Majed Hamdan

Israel shelled the enclave from the land, sea and air Wednesday, killing 13 people, including five militants, three children and a pregnant woman. More than 100 were wounded.

Hamas, reeling at the strategic loss of top commander Ahmed Jabari in a devastating strike on his car, resumed rocket attacks against the Jewish state’s desert south.

Police say three Israelis were killed in a rocket attack from…

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