Israeli occupation warplanes targeted a 14-storey residential tower in Gaza City on Saturday, sending shockwaves through the already volatile region. The strike has raised concerns about the safety of Palestinian civilians.
Reports from the ground indicate that the strike occurred around sundown, with multiple explosions rocking the Filastine Tower, a prominent residential building located in the heart of Gaza City. The tower, which housed dozens of families, quickly became engulfed in flames, and a plume of thick black smoke could be seen billowing into the sky.
Palestinian authorities have confirmed that no immediate casualties have been reported, but the situation remains fluid as search and rescue operations are ongoing. Residents who managed to escape the building spoke of a terrifying ordeal as they fled for their lives, some carrying their children in their arms.
This latest strike on a residential building follows a series of similar Israeli attacks on Gaza, drawing condemnation from rights groups, who argue that such attacks on civilian infrastructure may constitute war crimes.
The situation in Gaza remains tense, with residents living in constant fear as they grapple with the consequences of the Israeli aggression.