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Israeli Forces Flattened 11-Storey Apartment Tower In Gaza

Published on 24 August 2014, by M. Tomazy.
Israel launched more airstrikes on Gaza on Sunday after taking its military campaign to a new level by flattening an 11-storey apartment tower on Saturday, following a warning to residents to evacuate. The bombing attack, which brought Al Zafer Tower in Gaza City crashing to the ground, marked the first time Israel had destroyed so large a structure in the current round of fighting. The Israel Defense Forces said the building contained a command center belonging to Hamas militants, and that it had fired a non-explosive warning rocket on Saturday, 10 minutes before attacking. Local residents said the high-rise housed 44 families. Medical officials said 17 people were wounded in the Israeli strike.