The place was targeted by the Israelis because there was also an office of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, which retaliated by launching rockets at Tel Aviv.
A 13-story residential building on the Gaza Strip collapsed after being hit by air strikes from Israel this Tuesday afternoon, 11. Videos recorded and released by palestinians on social media they show the building collapsing amid columns of smoke, but there were no reports of victims because the residents would have already vacated the Hanadi Tower. The place was targeted by the Israelis because there was also an office of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas. The group’s armed forces, dubbed the Al-Qassam Brigades, threatened to attack the city of Tel Aviv if Israel continued to target residential buildings and soon afterwards confirmed the launch of 130 rockets as a form of retaliation. Israel reported that as a result of this, a 50-year-old woman ended up dying outside Tel Aviv and that several other people were injured. Ben Gurion International Airport, which is on the outskirts of the city, has been closed as a precaution. Israel’s air strikes against the Gaza Strip began on Monday evening, 10, and have continued uninterruptedly ever since. The latest information from Palestinian health officials is that at least 28 people, including 10 children, were killed due to the bombings. In addition, more than 120 Palestinians are said to be injured, including civilians.
Air strike exchanges began on the Palestinian side in the late afternoon of Monday, 10, when Hamas began firing 200 rockets at Israel. The bombings killed two Israeli women, aged 40 and 60, in the city of Ashkelon, as well as structural damage to a school. There were no more casualties because 90% of the projectiles were intercepted before they caused damage. Hamas’ attitude was prompted by attacks by Israeli officials against the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the past three days. The religious temple in Jerusalem, which is the third most sacred place for Muslims, was the scene of moments of terror as the police fired rubber bullets, stunning grenades and tear gas bombs at the faithful who were at the site in the last days of the holy month Ramadan. Palestinian authorities say 700 people were injured during these clashes.
Video of Hanadi’s tower bombing in Gaza pic.twitter.com/VYe4EAxQVo
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