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Israeli airstrike destroys building with news outlets in Gaza

Israeli airstrike destroys building with news outlets in Gaza

An Israeli airstrike destroyed a high-rise building that housed several media outlets in the Gaza Strip, including The Associated Press and Al Jazeera.

The airstrike Saturday came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building, the AP reported. Al Jazeera aired the bombing live.

There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. In addition to the media centers, the building had a number of offices and apartments.

The airstrike came amid continued fighting between Israel and the Hamas militants in Gaza.

Thirteen people were killed in Israeli airstrikes in Gaza Strip on Saturday, according to Palestinian health officials, raising the territory’s death toll to 139. Among the victims, 10 were from the same family, including eight children. Their house was hit by an Israeli airstrike at a refugee camp west of Gaza City, Palestinian officials told the BBC.

A ball of fire erupts from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike today in Gaza City controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement.
A ball of fire erupts from the Jala Tower as it is destroyed in an Israeli airstrike today in Gaza City controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement.
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Hamas fired about 200 rockets at Israel overnight in response, hitting homes in three southern cities. A man in his 50s died during a rocket attack in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan. He’s the ninth person to be killed in Israel since fighting began.

The Jala Tower Gaza City
The Jala Tower housed the Associated Press and Al Jazeera.
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Hamas threatened to target central Israel after the tower was destroyed.

“After the bombing of the civilian tower in Gaza, residents of Tel Aviv and the center must be on standby,”  said Abu Obeida, the spokesman of Hamas’ military wing.

Palestinians inspect ruins  after Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed a 6-story building, in Gaza City, today.
Palestinians inspect ruins after Israeli warplanes bombed and destroyed a 6-story building, in Gaza City, today.
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