January 3, 2008
GAZA CITY (AFP) – At least 13 Palestinians, including two boys, were killed on Saturday when an Israeli air raid struck a mosque during prayers in the northern town of Jabaliya, medics and witnesses said.
Another 60 people were wounded, 16 of them critically, on the strike on the Ibrahim al-Maqadna mosque, which was reduced to rubble, they said.
Two brothers, 10 and 12 years old, were among the dead, medics said.
More than 200 people were inside the mosque praying when it was struck, witnesses said.
The Israeli military has destroyed several mosques during its week-long offensive on Hamas targets in its Gaza stronghold, saying the Islamists used the houses of worship to store weapons.