Israel's initial airstrike on Wednesday afternoon, killing the head of Hamas's military wing Ahmed Jabari, required top-level intelligence work and incredibly fast cooperation between Israel's internal intelligence organization, the Shin Bet, and the Israel Air Force (IAF), according to Maj. Gen. (res.) Eitan Ben-Eliyahu, the commander of the IAF from 1996-2000. He said that the air force probably didn't have "more than 20 seconds" to execute the strike. Within minutes the IDF also wiped out “the majority” of Hamas’s Fajr rockets, which also requires enormous amounts of accurate intelligence, "painstakingly assembled and verified," writes The Times of Israel.
Israel Air Force had less than 20 seconds to hit Hamas military leader
UPDATED 2:11 AM EST, November 15, 2012