The Israeli army killed Hamas' military commander Ahmed Jabari on Wednesday and launched a series of airstrikes against different targets in the Gaza strip.
Jabari, the commander of the Hamas Izzedine al Qassam brigades, had long been on Israel's hit list and thereafter rarely appeared in public, the Associated Press notes.
In 2003, Jabari became the de facto commander of the Hamas military wing after then-chief Mohammed Deif was seriously wounded in an Israeli attack. Jabari survived four attempts by Israel to kill him. In 2004, an air strike on Jabari's house killed his son, Mohammed, a brother and three other relatives.
Though he is the most recent, Jabari is far from the only militant leader targeted by the Israeli military. Take a look at a list of assassinations and attempted assassinations attributed to Israel's forces.