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Palestinians fire rockets into Israel

In this August 25, 2014 photo, Palestinians inspect the rubble of an apartment tower following Israeli airstrikes on Saturday.  

Militant Palestinians in Gaza fired missiles into Israeli towns early on Tuesday morning, the Israeli military said.

Sirens wailed and explosions could be heard as at least one missile was intercepted over the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv.

Israeli coastal cities of Ashkelon and Ashdod also sounded rocket alarms, the military said.

Israel destroys second largest residential tower in Gaza

A series of powerful explosions wrecked the northern part of Gaza City after Israeli war jets struck a 14-floor residential tower with four heavy missiles, a TV report said on Monday.

Around 25 people, most of them paramedics and journalists, were injured in the heavy airstrike on the residential tower, which consists of 100 apartments and 150 stores, the pro-Hamas al-Aqsa Television quoted Ashraf al-Qedra, the Health Ministry spokesperson as saying, according to Xinhua.

Witnesses said four small rockets were fired from Israeli drones and after a short while, four heavy bombs landed on the huge building and turned it into rubble. Ambulances rushed to the neighbourhood and evacuated the casualties.

This residential town, located in Nasser Street, is known as the Italian residential compound. It was built in 1995 by an Italian construction company.

The residents of the tower said they received warning phone calls from Israeli army speakers, telling the residents to evacuate their houses because there are apartments in the residential towers used by Hamas movement.

Earlier on Saturday, Israeli jets destroyed another residential tower in Gaza City's Remal neighbourhood in Gaza City, leaving dozens injured.

Israel and Hamas resumed fighting after the indirect negotiations in Cairo, aiming at achieving ceasefire in the hostility which began July 8, had collapsed on Tuesday.


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