The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 19, 2012
 

Airstrike hits Gaza media centre: Witnesses

 
 

GAZA CITY (AP) - Witnesses say an Israeli airstrike has hit a high-rise in downtown Gaza City where a number of local and foreign news organisations have offices.

Thick black smoke rose from the building Monday as ambulances rushed to the scene. Paramedics say one person was killed and several wounded.

It's the second strike on the building in two days. The Hamas TV station, Al Aqsa, is located on the top floor.

Israeli aircraft have struck several crowded areas in the Gaza Strip, driving up the Palestinian death toll to 94 and devastating several homes belonging to one clan as Israel broadened its targets in the 6-day-old offensive.