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Israeli warplanes destroy 12-story residential building in Gaza

Palestinian factions threaten to target capital Tel Aviv in response

Israeli warplanes destroy 12-story residential building in Gaza
Smoke rises from buildings as Israeli fighter jets continue to pound a Palestinian building called "Hanady" at Al-Rimal neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip, on May 11, 2021. The death toll in Israel’s deadly ongoing air offensive increased to 28 by Tuesday evening, including one woman and 10 children, while 152 more people have been injured since the air raids started on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry. Photo: Ashraf Amra – Anadolu Agency

Anadolu Agency, May 11, 2021

GAZA CITY, Palestine

The Israeli army destroyed a residential building late Tuesday in western Gaza City.

Anadolu Agency reported that warplanes struck the 12-story Hanadi Tower located in the al-Rimal neighborhood.

The reporter from Turkey’s top news source said the entire building was destroyed and the airstrike also caused damage to nearby homes.

Witnesses told Anadolu Agency earlier that the army asked residents of the tower to vacate the premises in preparation for the strike.

The Qassam Brigades and Al-Quds Brigades have threatened to attack the capital Tel Aviv as a result.

Israeli jets continue to strike blockaded Gaza