Israeli strikes destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza early on Wednesday, May 12, as missile exchanges between Hamas and Israel escalated.
The Israel Defence Forces (IDF) said it had responded to hundreds of rockets fired towards Israel by hitting targets in Gaza in their “largest strike since 2014”. The IDF claimed that Hamas was keeping weapons stores inside civilian buildings. Another high-rise building was razed by Israeli strikes on Tuesday evening.
Palestinian health authorities in Gaza said 32 people including 10 children had been killed in the strikes since Israel began firing rockets into Gaza on Monday.
This video shows the moment a blast shook part of Gaza’s north as a strike hit a multi-storey structure known as the Al Jawhara building. Credit: Mohammed Awad via Storyful