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Israel kills senior Hamas figures

An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in the Gaza Strip Wednesday. Associated Press/ Photo by Yonatan Sindel

Israel kills senior Hamas figures

The Israeli military early on Thursday targeted Hamas facilities with airstrikes, including a bank and a compound housing its naval squad. Israeli airstrikes on Wednesday took down a set of high-rise towers and killed as many as 10 senior members of the militant group, the military added. Hamas has also continued to fire rockets at Israeli cities, 90 percent of which were intercepted by Israel's missile defenses. 

What is the impact of the fighting? Gaza’s Health Ministry said at least 69 Palestinians have died, including 16 children and six women. Israel recorded seven deaths, four of them on Wednesday. The military struck over 350 targets in Gaza since the fighting began Monday. Militants from Gaza fired more than  1,600 rockets since Monday.

Dig deeper: Read Mindy Belz’s WORLD Magazine report on the latest unrest.

Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD's Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University-Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria.



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Somehow the powers that be shut down Townhall.com. Can't comment. Can't connect to Twitter either.
I don't comment on Twitter, but I can usually connect and read some. It was a Fox reporter on twitter.
Very odd. People were talking about the Israeli conflict. Not in Hamas' favor.
Freedom of speech? GONE!
Those in control have learned from the Chinese. Say what they want or get shut down.
It was all YAHOO. I went in somewhere else and got in without trouble. Interesting.


They have even stabbed Israeli women on the streets. ONLY Palestinian Lives Matter.
Here we go again. They shoot thousands of rockets and hit someone and no big deal.
Israel shoots at them and hits one person and they go nuts. How dare they!
Ilhan complains that they have something to stave off all those Hamas rockets. How dare they!
Our daughter is right. There is pure evil going on right now with all of the shootings across our country.
Conservatives peacefully demonstrate and it's sedition. BLM riots and burns cities down and it's their right. They are not arrested because it's their right to protest. So they burn down another town when they get their next paycheck from their master.
A Dem encourages them to riot and it's ok, Trump says to peacefully demonstrate and it's impeachment time again.