Israel facing reprisals after Gaza airstrike kills jihad leader

Israel could be facing a serious conflict with armed factions in the Gaza Strip after it assassinated a Palestinian militant leader.

Israel says Bahaa Abu al-Atta was responsible for multiple attacks in recent months and was planning more.

But the attack triggered the launch of hundreds of rockets by his militant faction and threatens to start a larger conflict between armed groups in Gaza and Israel.

Listen to the report by Eric Tlozek on the ABC AM program.