From THE JERUSALEM POST Dec. 26, 2008:
Just days after the cabinet gave the military final approval to counter ongoing Palestinian rocket fire against communities in the western Negev, the IDF launched a massive operation, striking Hamas installations throughout the Gaza Strip on Saturday.
...According to witnesses, among the dead was Hamas police chief Maj.-Gen. Tawfik Jaber.
...Hamas remained defiant, vowing revenge and calling on all other Palestinian factions to join in the fight.
...Minutes after the first wave of air strikes hit areas in the southern Gaza Strip, Palestinians reported a second wave which targeted installations in the center and the north of the Strip. Channel 2 reported that 60 planes were involved in the attack, and nearly 100 targets were hit.
Hamas's Interior Ministry said that all security compounds in Gaza were destroyed.