Israel Launches War on Gaza: Day 8 Live Coverage
Al-Akhbar will continue to post live updates on the situation in Gaza.
■ Hamas military chief Ahmad Jaabari and Ahmad al-Zahar, the brother of Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar, were killed in an Israeli air strike in Gaza City
■ Israeli fighter jets have reportedly targeted over 1,350 sites in Gaza since Wednesday afternoon
■ Retaliatory rockets from the Gaza Strip struck Tel Aviv and Jerusalem for the first time; as well as Beersheba, Ashkol and Dimona, home to Israel's main nuclear power plant.
■ 139 Palestinians have been killed and over 900 have been injured.
■ Five Israelis were killed from Palestinian resistance retaliatory rocket fire.
■ For analysis of media coverage, see our Boxes & Briefs media mash-up.