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On Deadliest Day, 42 Killed, Buildings Toppled in Gaza; Netanyahu Says Fighting Will Continue

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a constructing in Gaza City. (AP)

Netanyahu mentioned the assaults had been persevering with at “full-force” and can “take time.“ Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” from Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, he mentioned.

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  • Last Updated:May 16, 2021, 20:48 IST
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Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City flattened three buildings and killed not less than 42 individuals Sunday, medics mentioned, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signaled the combating between Israel and Palestinians in Gaza would proceed regardless of worldwide efforts to dealer a cease-fire.

In a televised tackle, Netanyahu mentioned Sunday night the assaults had been persevering with at “full-force” and can “take time.“ Israel “wants to levy a heavy price” from Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers, he mentioned.

The violence marked the worst combating right here because the devastating 2014 struggle in Gaza. The airstrikes on Sunday hit a busy downtown road of residential buildings and storefronts over the course of 5 minutes simply after midnight, destroying two adjoining buildings and one about 50 yards (meters) down the highway.

At one level, a rescuer shouted, “Can you hear me?” right into a gap within the rubble. “Are you OK?” Minutes later, first responders pulled a survivor out and carried him off on an orange stretcher. The Gaza Health Ministry mentioned 16 girls and 10 kids had been amongst these killed, with greater than 50 individuals wounded, and rescue efforts are nonetheless underway.

Earlier, the Israeli army mentioned it destroyed the house of Gaza’s prime Hamas chief, Yahiyeh Sinwar, in a separate strike within the southern city of Khan Younis. It was the third such assault within the final two days on the houses of senior Hamas leaders, who’ve gone underground.

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