Israeli Strike Kills Hamas Leader

10 killed in strike on refugee camp
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Jan 1, 2009 10:08 AM CST

(Newser) – An overnight Israeli air strike killed a top Hamas commander and nine others, including family members, in a refugee camp north of Gaza City, CNN reports. Nizar Rayan—described by Haaretz as an "outspoken advocate of renewing suicide bombings against Israel"—is the most senior Hamas leader killed in the 6-day Gaza offensive. Israel says the strikes will continue until Hamas quits firing rockets at it.