Israel Targets Hamas Leaders

Israel’s operation in Gaza has moved into its seventh day, as the IDF moved its target from Hamas’ security infrastructure to its leadership, and it looks like it could continue for some time. Condoleezza Rice announced her desire for a “durable and sustainable” cease-fire, but said such a deal is contingent on Hamas’ cooperation. "We are working toward a cease-fire that would not allow a re-establishment of the status quo…where Hamas could launch rockets," she said. The Wall Street Journal also has word on what it calls a “new Israeli tactic”—the calling of some houses in Gaza in order to warn their inhabitants of imminent bombings, as well as the use of sound bombs to warn civilians away from targeted areas.