The missiles came in at a rate of about 2-3 per month, at a minimum. But that's irrelevent. The Hamas official killed ordered numerous terrorist attacks on Israelis, including the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit. Also, Hamas has openly declared war on Israel, and backed up the declaration with attacks. Why wouldn't Israel respond? It has a duty to protect its citizens, and killing off Hamas commanders is a good way to slow down the planning and execution of Hamas attacks. You're not making any sense here, cchuba.