Here's Steve Erlanger's report in the NYTimes:-
Six Hamas fighters were killed in an Israeli ground-to-ground missile strike on their jeep as they were traveling near the Bureij refugee camp, Palestinian officials said. The Israeli Army said that the men had fired mortars at Israeli targets on Sunday and Monday. A Hamas spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, confirmed that the dead men were Hamas fighters and vowed revenge.
Well, it is an improvement in semantics.