An eyewitness told Reuters that a twelve-story building in Gaza with media offices, Qatar TV Al Jazeera and Associated Press and Agence France-Presse news agency, was destroyed by Israeli missiles on Saturday.
A Reuters reporter said that the owner of the building was informed in advance that Israel would launch an attack and confirmed that the building had been evacuated.
Reuters added that in addition to the media office, there are many apartments in the building.
Agence France-Presse reported that Al Jazeera broadcast live images of the tower being destroyed.
US News Agency correspondent Fares Akram wrote: “The bomb may now fall on our office. We climbed up the stairs from the 11th floor and now looked at the building from a distance, praying that the Israeli army would still withdraw.” Before Twitter Post on Twitter.
Since Monday, Hamas, the Islamic movement ruling in the Gaza Strip, and the Israeli army have been engaged in a firefight with the Palestinian settlement on Israeli territory, which has about 2 million inhabitants.
According to the latest figures, 139 people were killed in Palestine, including 39 children, and one thousand were injured.
Since Monday, the Israeli side has fired more than 2,300 rockets to the Palestinian side, killing 9 people, including 1 child and 1 soldier, and wounding more than 560 people.
The Israeli military said that the “Iron Dome” missile shield intercepted nearly half of the missiles.
During the Hamas month of Ramadan, Hamas fired rockets into Jerusalem and Tel Aviv in retaliation for the clashes between Israeli police and Palestinians near the Al-Aqsa Mosque in East Jerusalem, and Israel launched an offensive on the Gaza Strip.
This situation escalated before the currently adjourned court hearings and could lead to Jewish immigrants seeking to expel Palestinian families from their houses in East Jerusalem.
The UN Security Council plans to hold a virtual meeting on the latest conflict between Palestine and Israel on Sunday.
The US Embassy said that before the UN Security Council meeting on Sunday, the Biden administration’s special envoy Hadi Amr, the Deputy Secretary of State for Israel and Palestine Affairs, arrived in the area to “emphasize the need for sustainable peace.”
Two sources in the Egyptian security forces said that since midnight on Friday, Egypt has been exerting pressure on both sides for a ceasefire. Egypt has negotiated with Hamas and other countries, including the United States, in an attempt to reach an agreement with Israel.