Israel pursuing ethnic cleansing in Gaza by air strike on Mosque Friday night

Gaza City, July 12, IRNA -- The Israeli warplanes struck a mosque in central Gaza on Friday nght indicating the occupying regime is pursuing ethnic cleansing in Gaza.

The move was to target the Muslims gathering in the Mosque in holy month of Ramadan.

Gaza health officials said that the death toll from the Israeli airstrikes reached 120, with hundreds more wounded.

Many of those killed and wounded were said to be civilians, including women and children.

Israel said that over five days of fighting it struck more than 1,160 targets in Gaza, including the private homes and the rocket launchers.

Over the last five days, there have been injuries from rocket fire in the occupied territories.

Hamas government said that the resistance movement launched almost 700 rockets and mortars, often reaching much deeper into Israel than in past rounds of fighting.

Tel Aviv occupying regime reports less fatalities citing the success of the Iron Dome missile defense system, they say intercepted most rockets headed for large population centers, and to the discipline of Israelis who heed instructions and head for protected areas when the sirens go off.

But Iron Dome does not provide total protection. A rocket struck a house in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on Friday night, destroying it and injuring the inhabitants.

A man was severely wounded on Friday and seven others were injured when a rocket hit a petrol station in Ashdod, an Israeli port city, setting it ablaze.