From the AP: An Israeli missile strike killed Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi as he rode in his car Saturday evening, hospital officials said. Rantisi’s son Mohammed and a bodyguard were also killed in the attack. The militant Hamas leader was one of Israel’s top targets after it assassinated Hamas founder Sheik Ahmed Yassin in an airstrike last month.

The Brits are saying that this was a counter-productive action. Meanwhile, Debka reports that Hamas is afraid to tell anyone who its next leader will be. The number of suicide bombers are down. But I guess you could say it’s counter-productive if you’re a fan of the terrorists.