Israel to bomb Al Jazeera, other news media building in 1 hour

Israeli air raid on Gaza | Photo: via Twitter

Gaza, Palestine – Al Jazeera journalist Linah Al Saafin reports that Israel has given a warning that they will bomb the building that houses Al Jazeera offices and other international media channels in Gaza City in one hour.

Saafin tweeted this today adding that in a phone call, Israeli intelligence did not allow any time for media to evacuate from the building.

Protests are being held around the world and in the West Bank as death toll reaches 140. Most recently, Israeli air raids have hit a refugee camp where 8 children were killed.

Gaza’s Health Ministry has revealed that Israeli air strikes and ground offensive has claimed 119 Palestinian lives which includes 31 children in this week’s violence.

The death toll in Gaza rose in the early hours of Friday after a new assaults from the Israeli army that saw ground forces join the operation which has left at least 830 people injured in addition to the martyrs.

According to Israeli army spokesperson Lt Col Jonathan Conricus, a total of 55 rockets were fired overnight that saw 160 planes from 12 different squadrons, as well as three brigade forces of infantry troops claiming that it was a bid to destroy a network of militant tunnels inside the territory.