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.

Palestinians watch bulldozers remove debris from the Daloo family house following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, killing several civilians shortly after Israel announced plans to intensify an offensive by attacking the homes of wanted militants, medical officials said. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says several women, including an 80-year-old women, and several small children were among the dead. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Palestinians watch bulldozers remove debris from the Daloo family house following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. An Israeli missile flattened a two-story house in a residential neighborhood of Gaza City on Sunday, killing several civilians shortly after Israel announced plans to intensify an offensive by attacking the homes of wanted militants, medical officials said. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says several women, including an 80-year-old women, and several small children were among the dead. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

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