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SWJ Initial Roundup: Operation Pillar of Defense

Israelis Launch Major Assault on Gaza, Killing Hamas Commander by Fares Akran and Isabel Kershner, New York Times.

Israel on Wednesday launched one of the most ferocious assaults on Gaza since its invasion four years ago, hitting at least 20 targets in aerial attacks that killed the top military commander of Hamas, drew strong condemnation from Egypt and escalated the risks of a new war in the Middle East...

More on Op Pillar of Defense and Palestinian UN Bid:

IAF Strike Kills Hamas Military Chief Jabari - JP

Hamas Military Chief Jabari Killed by Israeli Strike - Haaretz

Top Hamas Commander Killed in Israeli Strike - VOA

Military Chief of Hamas Slain in Wide Israeli Attack on Gaza - NYT

Israel Kills Hamas Military Chief - BBC

Israeli Airstrike in the Gaza Kills Hamas Military Commander - WP

Hamas Military Chief Killed in Gaza Air Strike - TT

Israel Launches Gaza Offensive, Kills Hamas Commander - Reuters

Israel Takes Out Top Terrorist, Linked to Iran - WS

Palestinians Urge UN Security Council Action Over Israel Strikes - Reuters

Key Hamas Figure's Slaying Puts Egypt on the Spot - LAT

Egypt Recalls Ambassador to Israel After Gaza Strike - FOX

Hamas Military Chief Topped Israel’s Wanted List - AP

Barak: Strikes Mark Beginning of IDF Operations - JP

For Israel, Costs and Benefits of Striking Gaza - CSM

Israelis Brace for Attacks After Hamas Leader Killed - USAT

Iron Dome Intercepts 13 Gaza Rockets; 6 Land Near Beersheba - JP

Israel Heightens Warnings Over Palestinians’ UN Bid - NYT

Israel: Palestinian UN Bid Could Threaten Accords - AP