Israel Pounds Gaza, Flattens Building Housing AP And Al Jazeera
Manila Bulletin|May 17, 2021
GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - World leaders expressed grave concern Sunday after Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip killed eight children and demolished a building housing international media outlets, as Palestinian militants fired back barrages of rockets.

Palestinian protestors clashed with Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank as Israeli fighter jets struck several sites in the densely populated Gaza Strip.

One strike on a three-storey building in the Shati refugee camp killed 10 members of an extended family – two mothers and their four children each. Israel’s army claimed the building was used by senior Hamas officials.

Mohammed al-Hadidi said he had lost most of his family in the strike.

“What did they do to deserve this? We're civilians,” said the devastated father, whose five-month-old baby was also wounded in the explosion.

“They are striking our children – without prior warning.” Palestinian militants responded with volleys of rockets into Israel, killing a man near Tel Aviv.

Balls of flame thrust into the sky on Saturday afternoon as Israel's air force flattened a 13-floor Gaza building housing Qatar-based Al Jazeera and the Associated Press news agency, after giving a warning to evacuate.

It is clear that those who are waging this war do not only want to spread destruction and death in Gaza, but also to silence media that are witnessing, documenting and reporting the truth, Al Jazeera's Jerusalem bureau chief, Walid al-Omari, told AFP.

AP President and CEO Gary Pruitt said he was shocked and horrified by the attack.

US President Joe Biden in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed his grave concern over the flare-up of violence as well as for the safety of journalists.

Continue reading your story on the app

Continue reading your story in the newspaper

MORE STORIES FROM MANILA BULLETINView All

BUCKS OUST NETS

Antetokounmpo outduels Durant, Milwaukee in conference finals

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 21, 2021

Greater mobility for seniors after long lockdown

After more than a year of lockdown, fully vaccinated senior citizens are now allowed to go out in General Community Quarantine (GCQ) and Modified General Quarantine (MGCQ) areas, subject to presentation of a duly issued COVID-19 vaccination card and strict observance of prescribed health and safety protocols.

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 21, 2021

US marks end of slavery on new ‘Juneteenth' national holiday

CELEBRATING FREEDOM – Local resident Janice Lloyd points to a quote that reads ‘We out’ on her T-shirt as she watches a parade to celebrate Juneteenth on June 19, 2021 in Annapolis, Maryland.

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 21, 2021

Fever clinic in Olympic Village

MEMBERS of the media wait to take part in a tour of the Olympic Village which will be used during the 2021 Tokyo Olympic Games.

1 min read
Manila Bulletin
June 21, 2021

A father of 4 earns college degree at 36

FATHER'S DAY FEATURE

3 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 21, 2021

Why Filipino mobile gamers are excited about Infinix

As the global smartphone brand launches today’s best budget gaming phone, the Infinix HOT 10S, it is strengthening its commitment to the Philippine market

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 20, 2021

This city's vaccination program includes a free house, motorcycles, groceries, and cash

To encourage its citizens to get jabbed, Las Piñas, which has seen a spike in vaccination rates, is giving away prizes

3 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 20, 2021

‘Repurposed' HCW benefits to be converted to cash - DOH

The Department of Health (DOH) said that healthcare workers will receive some of their benefits in cash after their allowance for meals, accommodation, and transportation were repurposed.

1 min read
Manila Bulletin
June 20, 2021

MANN OF THE HOUR

Clips rally to reach 1st-ever West Finals; 76ers stay alive

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 20, 2021

Honoring heroic Filipinos on Father's Day

Like most other countries, the Philippines is celebrating Father's Day on the third Sun-day of June.

2 mins read
Manila Bulletin
June 20, 2021
RELATED STORIES

The Politics Of Cement!

Israeli-Palestinian politics hamper the pace of recovery in the territory

10+ mins read
Bloomberg Businessweek
August 19, 2019

शांति कब तक?

पश्चिम एशिया में युद्ध विराम हो जाने से दुनिया ने चैन की सांस ली है. लेकिन यह युद्ध विराम स्थाई होगा इसकी संभावना कम है. यह शांति कब तक रहेगी, इसे लेकर संशय बरकरार है. इसका कारण यह है कि फिलिस्तीन के साथ ही इस्लामिक दुनिया में कुछ लोग हैं जो न स्वयं शांति से रहते हैं न दूसरे को रहने देते हैं. वे किसी अन्य के स्वरूप और अस्तित्व को स्वीकार नहीं करते. सबको अपने रंग में रंगना चाहते हैं.

1 min read
Gambhir Samachar
June 1, 2021

‘Why Do We Deserve This?'

Gaza has been hit hard by the worst fighting in seven years. Experts explain the conflict and warn it’s only a matter of time before it flares up again

5 mins read
YOU South Africa
3 June 2021

Silver Glitters Through The Fortnight

Meanwhile, the vaccinations are predicted to give a boost to global oil demand, particularly during the peak travel season in the third quarter

1 min read
Dalal Street Investment Journal
May 24, 2021

हमास-इजराइल संघर्ष विराम कब तक?

इजराइल-हमास युद्ध में भारत का बौद्धिक और राजनीतिक समाज भी बंटा नजर आया। वामपंथी और समाजवादी विचारधारा के लोग जहां फिलीस्तीन पर हो रहे हमले को लेकर इजराइल को दोषी ठहराते रहे, वहीं राष्ट्रवादी विचारधारा का तर्क रहा कि इजराइल को अपनी रक्षा करने और अपने खिलाफ होने वाले हर हमले का जवाब देने का हक है। दिलचस्प यह है कि चूकि हमास के हमले में सौम्या संतोष मारी गई थीं, इसलिए केरल की वामपंथी सरकार ने ना तो उनके परिवार के लिए संवेदना के दो शब्द इस्तेमाल किये, ना ही उनके निधन के लिए हमास को जिम्मेदार ठहराया।

1 min read
Uday India Hindi
May 30, 2021

Gaza girl, 4 loses family & her voice

PLIGHT OF KIDS AMID CONFLICT

1 min read
Sunday People
May 23, 2021

इजरायल के हवाई हमलों से गाजा दहला,छह मंजिला इमारत ध्वस्त

चरमपंथियों ने भी इजरायल में रॉकेट दागे,दोनों देशों के बीच संघर्ष रुकने के आसार नहीं

1 min read
Hindustan Times Hindi
May 19, 2021

Israel, Hamas trade fire as war rages on

GAZA CITY (AP) – Israel carried out a wave of airstrikes on what it said were militant targets in Gaza, leveling a six-story building, and militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel yesterday.

1 min read
The Philippine Star
May 19, 2021

गाजा की सुरंगों को ध्वस्त किया : इजराइल

गाजा पट्टी पर सोमवार तड़के भारी हवाई हमले के बाद इजराइल की सेना ने कहा कि उसने चरमपंथियों द्वारा बनाई गई सुरंगों के 15 किलोमीटर लंबे हिस्से और हमास के नौ कमांडरों के मकानों को ध्वस्त कर दिया है। सप्ताह भर पहले शुरू हुई लड़ाई के दौरान कल रात हुआ हवाई हमला एक दिन पहले गाजा सिटी पर हुए हमले से भी भीषण था जिसमें 42 लोग मारे गए थे और तीन इमारतें ध्वस्त हो गई थीं।

1 min read
Dakshin Bharat Rashtramat Chennai
May 18, 2021

गाजा में बमबारी से मीडिया हाउस तबाह

एसोसिएटेड प्रेस और अल जजीरा का कार्यालय जमींदोज, कई पत्रकारों के घायल होने की आशंका

1 min read
Hindustan Times Hindi
May 16, 2021