Israeli airstrikes destroyed a 14-story residential building in Gaza following a Hamas attack on southern Israel on October 7, WAFA reported.
Israeli news reported the building was one of two targeted by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) which they said housed “Hamas assets.”
Israel’s emergency services organization, Magen David Adom, said that as of 3.30 pm approximately 40 people had been killed in the attack, dubbed the “Battle of al Aqsa Flood” by Hamas forces. Earlier Magen David Adom said it had treated “hundreds of further victims.”
The Palestinian Health Ministry reported at least 198 deaths in Gaza as of 4:20 pm local time on Saturday. Credit: Msdr News via Storyful