Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip entered its seventh consecutive day with air raids early on Sunday killing at least 26 Palestinians, wounding dozens more, and flattening at least two residential buildings.
The home of Gaza’s Hamas chief, Yehya al-Sinwar, was also targeted, according to the group’s media.
In Israel’s Tel Aviv, people dashed for bomb shelters as sirens warning of incoming rocket fire blared across the city.
More than 170 Palestinians, including at least 41 children, have been killed in the Gaza Strip in the past week. More than 1,000 others have been wounded. In the occupied West Bank, Israeli forces have killed at least 13 Palestinians.
Israel has reported 10 dead, including two children.
The United Nations Security Council meets on Sunday to discuss the worst outbreak of violence in years in Palestine and Israel.
Jala Tower owner denies Israeli claims
The owner of a bombed high-rise building in Gaza City housing offices of international media outlets denied his building contain assets of Hamas intelligence agency after an air attack launched by Israel obliterated the 12-story building.
Jawad Mehdi, the owner of the Jala Tower, said no evidence for the claim has been provided by the Israeli authorities.
“Apart from the tenants, there are some offices of lawyers, engineers and some media agencies including Al Jazeera and AP. Nothing else,” said Mehdi.
Israel says it made arrests in Lod
Israeli police said it had arrested six suspects involved in riots in the Israeli Arab city of Lod in the early hours of the morning.