Israel’s latest assault on Gaza

Al Jazeera reports: The killing of Jabari sparked furious protests in Gaza City, with hundreds of members of Hamas and 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.

Osama Hamdan, a Hamas representative in based in Lebanon, talking to Al Jazeera in Doha, confirmed that Jabari’s son was also killed in the targeted air strike that killed the military chief.

“We will respond [to the assassination], this I have to say clearly.”

“The Israelis are working to target the local leaders and political leaders in Gaza. We are expecting acts and reactions from the Palestinians.”

Saeb Erekat, a Palestinian negotiator based in the West Bank, told Al Jazeera: “We condemn this Israeli crime and assassination of Ahmad Jabari.

“We are witnessing a major escalation against our people in Gaza, and it seems to me the Israeli agenda is war, not truce or a ceasefire. We hold the Israeli government responsible.”

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