Israeli airstrikes killed Ahmed Jabari, the senior commander of the Ezzidine Al-Qassam Brigades, Hamas' military wing, and several others on Wednesday in response to the 150 rockets sent from Gaza to southern Israel this past week.
Michael Oren, Israeli Ambassador to the United States, said, that "Israel has the right and duty to defend itself from terrorist attacks designed to kill thousands of its citizens." But is retaliation the best way for Israel to defend itself?
While Israel declares that it has the right to defend itself, the Palestinians undoubtedly feel the same way. They're not going to want to sit idly by as Israel kills their top military commander. They're inevitably going to promote someone else as military commander and come full force against Israel for retribution.