Gaza City - Hamas Military Leader Killed By Israeli Airstrike
Gaza City - Sheikh Nizar Ryyan, a senior Hamas leader and cleric was killed along with several others when an IAF aircraft dropped a bomb on his Jabaliyah home, Palestinian sources reported Thursday.
A large cloud of smoke billowed above the northern Gaza town after the attack and Palestinian sources were quoted by Channel 2 as saying that the air strike was carried out by F-16 fighter jets.
Channel 10 reported that Ryan was the “mufti” of Hamas’s military wing and had replaced Ahmed Yassin as the organization’s top clerical authority after Yassin’s assassination in 2004.
Palestinians said five people were killed and 25 wounded in the strike.
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