Hamas chief among at least 8 dead as Israel pounds Gaza

A top Hamas commander is among at least eight Palestinians who were killed in more than 20 Israeli air strikes on Gaza yesterday. 

This came as Israel began an operation targeting militant groups.

Ahmed Jabari was killed along with his bodyguard in an initial Israeli strike on a car in Gaza City. 

Shortly afterwards, Israel pounded the Gaza Strip with another 20 air strikes, killing five more people.