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Israeli Airstrikes Reduce Gaza High-Rise to Rubble

The Al-Jawhara Tower in Gaza City was destroyed after Israeli airstrikes hit the 10-story building in the early morning hours of May 12, the Palestinian Quds News Network reported. The Israel Defense Forces released aerial footage of the airstrike in the early morning hours of May 12 saying, “IDF fighter jets recently attacked a building used by the Hamas terrorist organization in the Ramal neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip.” This video, filmed as a Facebook live by Gaza-based journalist Mohammed Abo Oun, shows the remains of the Al-Jawhara building. In one moment, a man is seen throwing rubble down from inside the building. According to local news reports, the Al-Jawhara tower included many prominent Palestinian media outlets and a few residential apartments. The building was also hit by airstrikes in 2014, as reported by the Committee to Protect Journalists. While no fatalities were officially reported at the site of the strike, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said on Wednesday that 56 Palestinians had been killed by ongoing Israeli airstrikes, including 14 children, and 335 people were wounded. As of Wednesday Israeli media reported that six people had died in Israel from recent rocket attacks. Credit: Mohammed Abo Oun via Storyful
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