Israeli air strike destroys 11-storey Gaza building

Gaza City - An Israeli air strike levelled an apartment building in the heart of Gaza City late on Saturday, wounding at least 18 people, four of them children, emergency services and witnesses said.

Residents in the 11-storey building were called 10 minutes before the attack and told to evacuate, after which at least two missiles slammed into the complex, levelling it totally, witnesses said.

An Israeli army spokesperson told AFP a Hamas military operations room had been located in the building.

Earlier on Saturday, the Israeli military sent text messages and voice mails and dropped leaflets warning Palestinians that "every house from which militant activity is carried out, will be targeted".

Israel said it had carried out 55 air strikes over the Gaza Strip on Saturday and that around 45 rockets and mortar rounds hit Israel, with another 10 intercepted as a six-week war with Hamas rumbles on.

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rorypreddy 2014-08-23 07:57:15 PM
Hoping this ends soon
Liber Tarian 2014-08-23 07:58:58 PM
Like pawns to masters in a chess game, are civilians to warmongers.
Kobus Van der Linde 2014-08-23 08:05:08 PM
4 Year old Israeli killed yesterday from rocket coming from UNRWA UN shelter... Only 1 child but still report on it please.
rorypreddy 2014-08-23 08:06:21 PM
Israel will survive
rorypreddy 2014-08-23 08:07:25 PM
Hope they disarm these terrorists . The people of Palestine need a democracy
Kobus Van der Linde 2014-08-23 08:08:47 PM
10 Minutes is plenty of time to escape in a time of war. Fire drills on the building where I used took 3 minutes at most. At least they give warning nobody else warns these days.
Wehr Wulf 2014-08-23 08:10:28 PM
Keep going Israel. Turn Gaza into a car park.
Kobus Van der Linde 2014-08-23 08:15:06 PM
Hamas does not give warnings and just shoots at civilians. Why does HAMAS not target the IDF directly why must they target civilians but the IDF has to give warnings and only target HAMAS. The difference between good and bad.
Mohamed Ameerodien 2014-08-23 08:18:52 PM
Correction news24 its not an eleven story its a thirteen story civilian building. Not that it matters how many stories but if u report report fact.
Enig Ma 2014-08-23 08:19:11 PM
When will these Hashemites learn not to harbour terrorists in their holes, dens and caves?