The air strikes were focused on "terrorist infrastructure in the southern border town of Rafiah," which straddles the Gaza-Egypt border.
Hamas praised the murder as a “heroic action that came as a result of Israel’s crimes against our people."
Maher Obaid is coordinating operations for the Hamas “Judea & Samaria Desk,” which operates out of Gaza.
Hamas is not likely to claim responsibility for the murder, having learned the lesson of the summer of 2014, when Hamas agents murdered three Israeli teens and brought a torrent of devastation on the Gaza Strip.
Al-Alami is known as the long-time Hamas envoy to the Iranian government and has close ties to Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah.
"The old guard ... refuses to make further concessions without being met by steps from Fatah, the PA and Abbas, but the new guard, represented by al-Senwar ... is determined not to return to the division."
Two scenarios – even more violent Arabs in the territories and a PLO that's shopping around world capitals for an independent state – represent the essence of media criticism of President Trump's threat to cut aid to the Palestinian Authority.
It is not clear why Red Alert incoming rocket alert sirens are not being activated by the day’s attacks on the region.
The group threatened in the video to target IDF Southern Command chief Eyal Zamir, warning that he and other IDF officers are within range of its snipers.
The request came on a day in which Gaza terrorists launched three separate mortar and rocket attacks on Jewish communities in southern Israel.
The rocket landed in an open area on the Israel side of the southern border, in the Eshkol Regional Council district.
The rocket alert system did not go off.
At least one rocket landed in an open area near a kibbutz.
"The Hamas command in Gaza has been increasingly motivated of late to advance attacks via Hamas members in Judea and Samaria."
"The severe shooting on Friday proved once again that Iran ... is playing with the lives of Gaza residents and is likely to lead the Gaza Strip to escalation after years of security calm."
One building was damaged by a rocket. Attack happened during a birthday ceremony for IDF soldier Oron Shaul, z'l, whose remains are still held by Hamas.
Each time Hamas acts against the jihadists, it harms its own reputation as a dedicated Islamic group – another reason to go to war, to defend its honor.
Following the incident, Hamas condemned Hazan as a sadist, saying his behavior mirrored that of "the occupation," which the Knesset Guards evaluated as a threat on the MK's life.
The measure would apply to Arabs living in Jerusalem and the Golan, who are involved in terrorist activity.
"In all, the scope of the targeted killings is impressive," Argaman noted, but added that this also illustrates "the extent of the terror that is bubbling under the surface."
General Mordechai called on the Red Cross to cooperate so the truth could come to light.
A three-man terrorist cell planned to execute the plot over the Hanukkah holiday.
Hamas claims that the page's "Like" button starts a recruitment process of agents from the Gaza Strip, identifying Gazans who could be lured to serve Israel's clandestine agencies.
"[Trump's] statement is important," Liberman said. "These things seem to have a price which is worth paying."
The security cabinet did not accept the High Court's rulings and is demanding an expanded court be convened to reconsider their decision.