The latest news is that Jabari was actually negotiating a long-term truce with Israel.
A native of the West Bank, Jabari spent 13 years in jail for plotting an attack on Israelis.
The 2013 nonfiction judges: Jabari Asim is the author of The N Word and What Obama Means.
There is no doubt that at first this created satisfaction in Israel, as Jabari was involved in many attacks on Israel.
But the killing of Jabari may well have traded the option of long-term calm for short-term satisfaction.