The assassination of top Hamas leader Ahmed Jabari is a declaration of war, Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Islamist movement, said on Wednesday. Barhoums statement came as Hamass armed wing, Izzadin Kassam, vowed to avenge the killing of its commander and threatened to send missiles into the heart of Israel, including Tel Aviv.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the Israeli military operation and called to save the residents of the Gaza Strip from war. He also asked for an emergency meeting of the Arab League to discuss the Israeli "aggression. (continue reading...)(...more)