Published: Fri, November 16, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Gaza strikes to continue as 'necessary' - 11/13/2018 9:11:20 AM

Gaza strikes to continue as 'necessary' - 11/13/2018 9:11:20 AM

Employees of the TV station were notified by the Israeli military of the coming attack and evacuated the building.

"Another armed conflict risks accelerating the full collapse of Gaza".

A 19-year-old Israeli soldier standing beside the bus was seriously injured when the Russian-made Kornet anti-tank missile hit.

The ruling Hamas militant group, and the smaller Islamic Jihad group, claimed responsibility for the rocket fire in a joint statement. "These are serious violations of global humanitarian law and constitute war crimes". The rocket was sacked after an Israeli airstrike destroyed Hamas' TV building in Gaza. Schools are closed in many towns and cities in the south of Israel. Netanyahu was meeting with top ministers and defense officials Monday night to determine how to proceed.

The air raid was part of the fresh airstrikes and rocket attacks by Israeli warplanes and artillery which are targeting areas "throughout" the Gaza Strip and have so far killed several people, including a Hamas commander.

The Israel Air Force attacked and destroyed a Hamas television station and the organization's intelligence headquarters.

The flare-up came after a deadly Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip on Sunday that led Hamas to vow revenge.

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There were no reports of injuries or damage in Israel in the incidents on Sunday, but the military said a lieutenant-colonel, identified only as "M", had been killed in the raid and another officer wounded.

Fighter jets and helicopters pounded Gaza for more than two hours, including various Hamas sites, the Israeli army said in a press release.

The barrages followed a night of violence sparked by a covert Israeli operation inside Gaza that went awry when the soldiers were discovered.

Israel says it is defending its border against militant infiltrations, but its army has come under worldwide criticism because of the large number of unarmed protesters who have been shot. Palestinian officials said that in addition to Baraka, five other Hamas men and a member of the Popular Resistance Committees were killed.

Witnesses said warning missiles, which carry small warheads, were fired first, hitting but not destroying the outer walls of the seven structures.

The shelling comes after rockets were fired from Gaza towards Israel, leaving one Israeli settler in critical state.

Since March, more than 200 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during protests demanding the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral home in what is now Israel.

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