"The Hamas attacks were in retaliation for the assassination of a top Hamas military leader."
Here we have another blatant example of anti-Israel, pro-Islamist bias on the part of a leftist MSM outlet. If we are to take their nonsense literally, the "assassination of a top Hamas military leader" by Israel upset the peaceful co-existence between Israel and Hamas-controlled Gaza. No mention whatsoever of rockets from Gaza killing, injuring and threatening the lives of more and more Israeli civilians ever since the Israeli "disengagement" in 2005.
One thing I will commend the Israelis on is that strike on the Hamas leader. Moving vehicle with all those buildings around. Exceptionally tough target with what looked to be very good results.