Hamas chief assassination ‘opened gates of hell’, official


An Israeli air strike that killed top Hamas military commander Ahmad Al Jaabari on Wednesday has “opened the gates of hell,” the armed wing of Hamas said.

“The occupation has opened the gates of hell on itself,” said a statement from the Ezzedine Al Qassam Brigades, which vowed its fighter would “continue the path of resistance.”

Al Jabari is the most senior Hamas official to be killed since an Israeli invasion of Gaza four years ago.

Al Jabari has long topped Israel’s most-wanted list. Israel blames him for a string of attacks, including the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Schalit in 2006.