- Tensions in Israel and Gaza escalated on Tuesday following a sequence of Israeli airstrikes and rocket assaults by Palestinian militant teams.
- An Israeli airstrike struck a 13-story residential tower within the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, which collapsed, Reuters reported.
- Palestinian militants launched a barrage of rockets at Tel Aviv, one among which hit an empty bus.
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Tensions in Israel continued to escalate on Tuesday night as Israeli forces carried out airstrikes in Palestinian territory and the Gaza militant group Hamas fired rockets at Israeli cities.
An Israeli airstrike struck a 13-story residential tower within the Gaza Strip on Tuesday night, according to Reuters.
Witnesses instructed the outlet that the constructing collapsed shortly after being hit. The tower housed an workplace utilized by Hamas political leaders.
Witnesses additionally stated residents of the tower and people dwelling close by had been ordered to evacuate about an hour earlier than the airstrike, Reuters reported. It was not recognized whether or not the constructing had been totally evacuated earlier than the strike.
At round 9 p.m. Tuesday night, Palestinian militants responded and fired rockets at Tel Aviv, one among which struck an empty bus. Three folks had been injured, together with a five-year-old little one, according to the New York Times.
Hamas stated the rockets got here in revenge for Israel’s earlier airstrike that hit the residential tower, The Instances reported. According to the Jerusalem Post, the dam set off sirens all through the middle of the nation.
Hamas reportedly warned Israel that if the nation continued to hit buildings in Gaza, militants would fireplace missiles at Israel’s second-largest metropolis.
The rise in violence comes amid an upsurge in clashes between police and Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem, together with on the Aqsa compound, a sacred web site for Jews and Muslims.
In line with the Instances, Israel carried out greater than 100 retaliatory strikes in Gaza on Tuesday morning following a shock barrage of rockets focusing on Jerusalem by Hamas the day earlier than. Israeli navy officers instructed The Instances that militant teams fired practically 500 rockets at Israel on Tuesday afternoon.
Israel’s 130 airstrikes all through Monday and Tuesday killed no less than 26 Palestinians, together with 9 youngsters, well being officers in Gaza instructed The Instances. Within the Israeli city of Ashkelon, two folks had been killed in strikes and greater than 50 Israelis had been hospitalized with accidents, in accordance with the media outlet.