Fully 76.8 percent of Palestinian fatalities have been civilians, according to Gazan human rights organization Mizan. The UN puts the figure at 71 percent. Israeli figures are much lower.
Though the efficacy of targeted assassinations has been questioned in the past, it appears that with Thursday's killings Hamas has been thrown off balance for the first time.
The cost of Israel’s Gaza op: $60 million a day
Overall cost of Operation Protective Edge has passed $2.5 billion after 41 days of fighting, leaving big hole in state budget.
What happened to the Israeli left, and where is it headed? An interview with former Meretz leader Haim Oron.