Hamas “Rockets” Are Crude Excuses For Israel’s Iron Fist.
An Israeli police officer stands guard next to the remains of a rocket that landed just outside the southern town of Sderot January 1, 2009. Israel killed a senior Hamas leader in an air attack on his home on Thursday, striking its first deadly blow against the top ranks of the Islamist group in a Gaza offensive that has claimed more than 400 Palestinian lives. Hours before the killing, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel was fighting Hamas with an “iron fist”, his words backed by a series of air strikes in the Gaza Strip but challenged by rockets that have killed four people in southern Israel. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL)