~950 Gaza sites have been struck by IDF attacks since Wednesday
~400Palestinian missiles have hit Israel during the same period of time
180airstrikes were launched at the Gaza Strip today
three rockets have been fired at Tel Aviv from Gaza; all were intercepted
In non-numerical updates: Israeli missiles today hit Hamas police headquarters and the Gaza prime minister’s office (the PM wasn’t inside). Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi is reportedly planning to hold four-way talks with the emir of Qatar, the prime minister of Turkey, and Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal in an attempt to resolve the crisis. source   
swagandpassion asks: Thanks SFB…Why did the IDF conduct the air strike?
» SFB says: Some background info: Ahmed Jabari was Hamas’ acting second-in-command at the time of his death, and was rarely seen in public. He was allegedly responsible for organizing the kidnapping of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, as well as the subsequent prisoner exchange for his safe return, and was theoretically being pursued with the same level of fervor that the United States dedicated to tracking Osama bin Laden. After a noted increase in rocket attacks earlier this week, and a rare opportunity to strike at a virtually unguarded Jabari, the Israeli government presumably saw a prime opportunity to strike a major blow to Hamas and took advantage of it. — Scott @ SFB
The last contact we have from our people on board was that they were going to be boarded. We have no confirmation from them of how they are, and we may not for some time hear directly from them.David Heap, activist on Israeli/Palestinian issues • Discussing the fate that befell the Estelle, a european vessel boarded and seized by the Israeli Navy for trying to breach the state’s maritime blockade, which was imposed in 2009 amid fears of weapons smuggling into the Gaza Strip. This isn’t the first time the blockade has been tested by activists proclaiming a mission of humanitarian aid; back in 2009, a raid on a six-ship flotilla resulted in the deaths of nine passengers. In this case, though, there is no reported loss of life — an Israeli spokesman said the ship was seized without incident, and those on board were being turned over to the police. Included on the Estelle’s passenger list: five members of European parliaments, as well as a Canadian lawmaker. source