The IDF destroyed an alleged Hamas headquarters at the Al-Shati Camp in western Gaza City on Thursday afternoon. The explosion shook buildings in Gaza City as dust and gray smoke filled the air. Eighteen Palestinians were reportedly wounded in the strike, according to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry.
According to the Hamas-affiliated Shehab news outlet, the target was identified as the “Said al-Mishal Cultural Center”.
Israeli media reported that the building belonged to Hamas and was used as a headquarters.
Palestinian terrorists on the Gaza Strip launched at least 150 rockets at Israel overnight, and Israel retaliated by pounding the region with deadly airstrikes.
Israel deployed its Iron Dome system and intercepted 25 launches, though several civilians were injured by shrapnel.
— وكالة شهاب (@ShehabAgency) August 9, 2018
Hamas fired rockets at Israeli civilians from this building, the @IAFsite destroyed the building, Hamas uses its citizens as human shields
— Yanki farber (@Farberyanki) August 9, 2018
Earlier today, IDF fighter jets targeted a 5-story building in Rimal, northern Gaza. Hamas‘ interior security forces used the building for military purposes pic.twitter.com/bGbdzDczDy
— IDF (@IDFSpokesperson) August 9, 2018