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5:16 PM Photos from the IDF strike on Ahmed Jabri (source)
5:09 PM Top Hamas Military Commander of Rafiach / Southern Gaza killed by IDF fire; Ra'ed Aater (one of the top 5 military Hamas commanders)
5:07 PM IDF intelligence balloons are being raised around the entire Gaza strip.
5:05 PM Name of the Operation: Amud Anan -- Pillar Cloud
5:03 PM Hamas declares war on Israel - and calls for general call-up.
5:02 PM Israeli Government Official: This is just the beginning...
4:59 PM Schools closed tomorrow in Israel's South - Kiryat Melachi, Sederot, Gan Yavneh...more to come.
4:54 PM IDF Spokesman announces: Israel's operation in Gaza has started.
IDF Spokesman: In the past hour, the IDF targeted Ahmed Jabri, the head of Hamas’ military wing, in the Gaza Strip. Jabri was a senior Hamas operative who served in the upper echelon of the Hamas’ command and was directly responsible for executing terror attacks against the State of Israel in the past number of years.
The purpose of this operation was to severely impair the command and control chain of the Hamas leadership, as well as its terrorist infrastructure. This was a surgical operation in cooperation with the Israeli Security Agency, that was implemented on the basis of concrete intelligence and using advanced capabilities.
The IDF will continue to target sites that are used for carrying out terror attacks against the citizens of Israel while improving their daily security.
4:52 PM Israel's IDF Homefront Command orders Ben-Gurion University closed immediately as a result of warnings of upcoming rocket strikes from Gaza, in retaliation for Israel's killing of the Hamas High Military Commander, Ahmed Jabri.
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Minutes after my request from you to deal with the terror from Gaza, Israel's Shin Bet announced that Hamas military general has been killed by an IDF surgical strike, and his first lieutenant has been critically wounded.
From Wikipedia: Ahmed al-Jabari (Arabic: أحمد الجعبري, born 1960) is the second-in-command of the military wing of Hamas in Gaza Strip. He has been credited as the leader in the takeover of the territory by Hamas and the firing of Qassam rockets into Israel. Jabari is also a high-ranking official within Hamas' political leadership and is the founder of the Nur Association which aims to help Palestinian prisoners and the families of slain Palestinian militants.Israel's residents within a 40 kilometer range of Gaza are now being requested to be near bomb shelters, as the Hamas prepares to retaliate...
Hamas now says that this is a declaration of war. Maybe they should have thought about that before they attacked us...
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