Israel pummelled Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants launched rockets at Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday, with no sign yet of an end to their worst escalation since 2014, Reuters reports.
A 12-storey Gaza tower block housing the offices of the U.S.-based Associated Press and Qatar-based broadcaster Al Jazeera as well as other offices and apartments collapsed on Saturday after being struck by Israeli missiles.
The owner of the building had been warned in advance of an impending Israeli missile strike, a Reuters reporter said, and the building had been evacuated. No injuries were reported.
Israel-Hamas tensions remain at a peak for several days and cause international concerns as the situation may be out of control.
On May 11, Hamas launched about 630 missiles to Israel, and 150 out of them exploded in the Gaza Strip.
The Israeli anti-rocket system neutralized about 200.
As reported by the Israeli army general staff, military operations will continue until all the radicals’ tunnels are destroyed in the Gaza Strip.
Palestine’s health administration reports that about 139 people were killed due to the attacks on the Gaza Strip. The number of the victims include 39 children and 22 women.
Eight people were killed in Israel, including two minors.