Thursday War News: Operation Cast Lead — Day 6 — IAF Target-Kills of Senior Gaza Hamas Leader, Hamas’ Cellphone Warfare, Kassams, Grads Continue to Bombard Israel as IAF Bumps Up Air Strikes, Classes Cancelled in 40 KM Zone; Private Vehicles Denied Access to Kever Rachel, Molotov Attack Near Ariel, 15 Terrorists Nabbed

Rocket Lands between Ashkelon and Ashdod

[Hamas’ Cellphone Warfare] Hamas Sends Text Messages to Israeli Cell Phones, by Ali Waked (Ynet)

‘IAF Aircraft Assassinates Senior Hamas Leader in Gaza’

IAF Steps Up Gaza Strip Air Strikes [Killing Nine People, Including Senior Hamas Leader], by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

Nizar Rayyan Considered Successor of Ahmed Yassin [ IAF Dropped Bomb on the Eight-Story Jabalya Apartment Building he Lived in], by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

2 Grad-Type Rockets Strike Ashdod; No Wounded Reported

Latest [Grad-model Katyusha] Rockets Manufactured in China [Smuggled into Gaza After Sinai Border Wall Blown Up by Hamas in January], by Yaakov Katz (Jerusalem Post)

Cities in Central Region Prepare for Rocket Attacks, by Avraham Zuroff (Israel National News)

Classes Canceled in Gadera, Yavne and All Towns Within 40 km. of Strip

Palestinians Fire Three Rockets at Ashdod and Ashkelon

Two More Kassam Rockets Hit Eshkol Region; None Wounded

Hamas Fires Grad Rocket at Beersheba; No Casualties

Olmert, Barak and Livni Say Politics isn’t Influencing Gaza Operation [Tell Me Another One!! MB], by Gil Hoffman (Jerusalem Post)

Gaza Operation Boosts Labor, Barak in Latest Poll, by Yehudah Lev Kay (Israel National News)

Second Grad Hits Beersheba Area; None Wounded

Palestinians Fire Three Kassam Rockets at Eshkol Area; No Wounded

Two Kassam Rockets Fired into Israel; Several Buildings Damaged

Three Grad Rockets Fired at Beersheba, Two Kassams Launched at Netivot

Rocket Attacks Cost Negev Farmers $125 Million

National Union Protests Prevention of Private Vehicles [From Reaching Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem — “…a Country of Worry-warts, Who are Unable to Secure a Road that is 300 Meters Long”]

Firebomb Attack Near Ariel

IDF Arrests 15 Terrorists in Judea and Samaria

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