The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 16, 2012
 

Multiple new Israeli strikes on Gaza Strip: AFP

 
 

GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - Israeli war planes carried out multiple new air strikes on the Gaza Strip, including several hits on Gaza City on Friday morning, AFP reporters and Hamas security sources said.

"There have been 130 strikes overnight until now," Hamas interior ministry spokesman Islam Shahwan said, citing "tens of strikes" across Gaza on Friday morning, as AFP correspondents in Gaza City reported multiple raids.

Mr Shahwan said the strikes destroyed a building belonging to the interior ministry and used for administrative issues like passport renewals in the Gaza City neighbourhood of Tel al-Hawa.

Eyewitnesses said training positions used by various Palestinian militant groups had also been hit in the latest round of strikes.