Israeli airstrike destroys Gaza house in second day of fighting there

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air strikes Israelis hit three houses in gaza strip this Saturday (6), witnesses said, knocking down at least one as the sounds of more explosions rocked Gaza City.

Ibrahim Shamalakh, who owns the house that was completely destroyed in the attack, said he received advance notice from the Israeli army to evacuate before he ran to safety. The residence was first hit with smaller missiles before warplanes bombed it.

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“I don’t know, we are safe people, sitting in our house, we have nothing to do with anything. They called and said to evacuate the house immediately, I don’t know what happened to us. Suddenly it happened. I have no words,” Shamalakh told Reuters as residents gathered to inspect the extent of the damage.

A hospital Palestinian in Gaza said it received 13 wounded from areas that had been bombed after four homes had been hit since morning.

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Israel launched an operation against Islamic Jihad on Friday, killing one of the group’s senior commanders in a surprise daytime airstrike on a skyscraper in Gaza City, triggering rocket fire in response and ending more than one year of relative calm along the border.

The Israeli strikes killed 12 Palestinians, including at least four more Islamic Jihad militants and a child, and injured at least 84 people, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.

Islamic Jihad did not provide precise details on how many of its members were killed.

Palestinian militants fired at least 160 rockets over the border, the military said, some in remote parts of Israel and in towns near the commercial center of Israel. Tel Aviv . Most of the missiles were intercepted and some people were slightly injured as they ran for shelter.

Source: CNN Brasil

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