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14-story Tower in Gaza Collapses During Israeli Airstrike

Israeli jets on Wednesday flattened a 14-story-tall tower in Gaza City amid an escalating conflict between Jerusalem and Palestinian terror groups. The Al-Shorouk tower housed businesses as well as offices for Hamas’ Al-Aqsa satellite TV channel before it was hit by Israeli strikes, according to Ahram Online. Reporters with Getty and AFP said Israeli fighter jets dropped several bombs on the building before it crumbled amid billowing smoke and explosions, although a correspondent with the Middle East Eye stated that an F-16 fired nine missiles at the building. The Epoch Times has reached out to the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) for comment. Meanwhile, Hamas, which has long been designated as a terrorist group by the U.S. Department of State, said it fired 130 rockets toward Israel in response to the attack, Ahram reported. At least 87 Palestinians have been killed by ongoing airstrikes, including 18 children, said the Palestinian health agency in a …

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