IAF strikes Jabalya mosque that was used as launching ground

smoke over gaza 248.88 (photo credit: AP)
smoke over gaza 248.88
(photo credit: AP)
As Israel's Operation Cast Lead against Hamas in Gaza entered its sixth day, the Israeli Air Force bombed a mosque in the village of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip. The Holfe Mosque was used as a launching ground for rockets, a meeting place for Hamas terrorists, as well as storage facility for arms and a communications center. Palestinians reported that the IAF carried out five strikes just before midnight Thrusday, Israel Radio reported. In an earlier attack in Jabalya, the IAF killed Nizar Rayyan, a top Hamas military commander. 15 people were killed in the strike that liquidated Rayyan, including his four wives.