Israeli missiles destroy a 12 level residential building in Gaza city
This building, Zafir 4, was located in Tal Al-Hawa in Gaza. The building was struck by two missiles.
Iran rocked by 6.3 magnitude earthquake
At least 60 people injured and power cut after major earthquake struck Iran’s Ilam province, according to state media.
A 6.3 magnitude earthquake has struck a remote area in western Iran, leaving dozens injured and causing considerable damage.
The US Geological Survey said the quake hit 36km southeast of the western city of Abdanan, in Ilam province, close the border with Iraq.
USGS said the quake struck at 02:32 GMT on Monday, and its epicentre was at a depth of 10km.
Israel strikes university in Gaza City (Video)
Israeli aircraft have struck a major university in the Gaza Strip as troops continued their military campaign on the Palestinian enclave for a 27th day.A large part of the Islamic University in Gaza City was damaged by Saturday morning’s air strike. Glass of broken windows and notebooks belonging to some of the thousands of students who attended this university were scattered on the ground. No casualties were reported in the bombardment.“This underscores how unpredictable and volatility of the situation in Gaza,” Al Jazeera’s Imtiaz Tyab, reporting from in front of the scene, just two hours after the bombardment, said.
Zulhilmi Zainal: “It is not HAMAS that the Israeli forces are truly trying to target. What they’re truly after is the HOPE of the Gazan people to live. It’s psychological warfare in the most brazen of forms. It’s a systematic ouster of the Gazans from their homeland and demolishing their infrastructure for Israeli occupation all in due time. And all these will only cease when all of Gaza is wiped out into the Mediterranean sea and the world applauds at the Machiavellian spectacle.“
Children killed in Gaza playground shelling (Video)
Israel denies striking Gaza’s main hospital and a playground, where seven children have been killed.
Missiles have struck several sites in Gaza, including a park inside a refugee camp and an outpatient building of the strip’s largest hospital, disrupting a relative lull at the start of the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday.
Eight people, including seven children, died following missile fire on a park inside the Shati refugee camp on the edge of Gaza City, medics said.
The children were playing on a swing when the strike hit the park, Ayman Sahabani, the head of the emergency room at Shifa hospital, told reporters.
Munzer al-Derby, 35, who witnessed the strike, told Al Jazeera: “The kids were playing on the wheel… A rocket fell and cut them apart.”