Thursday, January 01, 2009

Mosque Used as Hamas Weapon Storage Site Struck

Mosque Used as Hamas Weapon Storage Site Struck

IDF Spokesperson January 1st, 2009

IAF aircraft struck a mosque in Jabaliya late Thursday night used as a terror-hub by the Hamas terror organization.

The mosque was used as a storage site for a large amount of Grad missiles, Qassam rockets and additional weaponry. The strike set off a lengthy series of secondary explosions and a large fire, caused by the ammunition stockpiled in the mosque.

The mosque was also used as a center of operations for Hamas, as a meeting place for its operatives and a staging ground for terror attacks.

The IDF will continue to attack any target used for terrorist activity, and will not hesitate to strike those involved in terrorism against the citizens of the State of Israel, even if they deliberately choose to operate from locations of religious or cultural significance.