LPH Israel Targets Senior Hamas Leader but Kills 18 Others Israel forces targeted the Gaza police chief on Sunday; Israel contends he is an Hamas leader. He survived the Israel airstrike but 18 others were killed. The weekend attack highlighted Israel’s broad definition of military targets in its current offensive against the Islamic militant group Hamas. The army says those targets include senior Hamas activists and their homes, even as it insists it is doing the utmost to spare bystanders by warning them to clear out. However, some members of the targeted home claim they did not receive any warnings.