Israel kills another top Hamas militant

An Israeli rocket launched Sunday killed a senior Hamas leader in charge of the terrorist movement’s missile operations, as fighting between the Jewish state and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip entered its fifth day and foreign leaders scrambled to prevent the conflict from escalating.

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, center left, and US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, center right, speak to journalists in front of a military Iron Dome defense missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, near the costal city of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, center left, and US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro, center right, speak to journalists in front of a military Iron Dome defense missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells, near the costal city of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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