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World Israeli Airstrike Destroys Building In Gaza City Containing AP, Al Jazeera News Bureaus

17:25  15 may  2021
17:25  15 may  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

9 Killed in Gaza Explosion As Israel, Palestine Tensions Rise After Al-Asqa Mosque Clash

  9 Killed in Gaza Explosion As Israel, Palestine Tensions Rise After Al-Asqa Mosque Clash Health officials reported a total of 20 deaths in Gaza, nine of which were children after an explosion. It is not known what exactly caused the blast.Health officials stated at least 20 people, including nine children, were killed in an explosion in Gaza, though it was unclear if a rocket was to blame for the blast.

An Israeli airstrike has destroyed a building in Gaza City which contained offices for the Associated Press and Al Jazeera.

Smoke billows as an air bomb is dropped on the Jala Tower during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza city controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021. © Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images Smoke billows as an air bomb is dropped on the Jala Tower during an Israeli airstrike in Gaza city controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 15, 2021.

The Associated Press reported that the strike on Saturday came an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building.

The strike demolished the 12-story structure.

The Associated Press reported that an on-air anchorwoman on Al Jazeera, speaking after the strike, said: "Al Jazeera will not be silenced.

Gaza’s death toll soars as Israel kills senior Hamas commanders

  Gaza’s death toll soars as Israel kills senior Hamas commanders Israeli air raids level buildings and kill dozens of Palestinians in Gaza, while Hamas rockets kill several Israelis.Palls of grey smoke rose in Gaza on Wednesday, as Israeli air attacks struck apartment towers and blasted multiple Hamas security installations. In Israel, hundreds of rockets fired by Gaza’s Hamas rulers and other groups at times overwhelmed missile defences and sent air raid sirens and explosions echoing across Tel Aviv, Israel’s biggest metropolitan area, and other cities.

"We can guarantee you that right now."

The strike comes amid continued conflict between the Israeli military and Hamas.

According to the Israeli military, Hamas has fired some 2,000 rockets toward Israel since Monday. Most of these have been intercepted.

This is a breaking story and will be updated.

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Israel Argues Tower it Bombed Housing Reporters 'Not a Media Center' But Hamas HQ .
Israeli Defense Forces spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Conricus said the Al-Jalaa tower used by media outlets including The Associated Press and Al Jazeera also housed elaborate Hamas intelligence, weapons-development and advanced technological operations.The IDF warned the occupants of Gaza's Al-Jalaa Tower on Saturday that an airstrike was imminent, resulting in a futile plea by the building's owner to delay the attack and frantic scenes as inhabitants, including personnel from major news outlets such as The Associated Press and Al Jazeera scrambled to grab what equipment they could before evacuating.

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