Haaretz has retracted an earlier report of theirs on their Live Blog.
Earlier reports by the IDF Spokesman to the effect that Israel assassinated the head of Hamas' rocket-launching unit Yehiya Rabiah today in an aerial bombing in northern Gaza appear to have been inaccurate. Apparently, the IAF mistakenly bombed the home of one of his neighbors, Mohammed a-Dallo, killing 10 members of his family and two of his neighbors. Rabiah seems to have survived the attack.
Israel has often claimed that it uses "precision aerial bombings" in its attacks. In fact, in a report published today on the Arutz Sheva 7, Israel National News website, they wrote:
Precision aerial bombings in the Pillar of Defense counterterrorist operation have proven themselves, sparing civilian deaths and a media backlash.
Published: Sunday, November 18, 2012 - 22:53
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