As-it-happened: Israel strikes Gaza

Key points

  • The military leader of the Palestinian militant group Hamas, Ahmed Jabari, has been assassinated in an Israeli air strike in Gaza.
  • Mr Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since Israel's military offensive on the city four years ago.
  • Israel says the killing marks the start of a broader operation in Gaza. Hamas said Israel "had opened the gates of hell".
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  • Aidan Lewis 
  • Matthew Davis 

Last updated 20 March 2013

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