Israeli missile strike in Gaza

A two-storey building in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip has come under fire from an Israeli helicopter.

    Random attacks have left many Palestinian homes damaged

    Witnesses said the helicopter fired a missile at the building early on Thursday. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

    The Israeli occupation army later said the air force had targeted a weapons workshop of the Palestinian resistance group Hamas.

    It said the attack was followed by a "series of explosions, indicating there was a large amount of explosives inside".

    On the other hand, locals said the two-storey building housed a home and a metal foundry.

    Dozens of neighbours gathered at the scene of the blast, some of them trying to extinguish the blaze while others combed through the rubble in search of casualties.

    Thursday's air attack came as Gaza coped with a surge in internal strife over demands for Palestinian President Yasir Arafat to reform his security apparatus and delegate wider powers to his prime minister, Ahmad Quraya.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.