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Gaza Conflict: Israeli Strikes Heard Hitting Football Stadium During Live BBC Report (PICTURES)

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A BBC reporter was urged to take cover by the programme's presenter as missiles from Israel screamed overhead and loud explosions rang out - live on air.


Jon Donnison
Was just live on air on BBC Radio when massive airstrikes hit city 1km away. Retaliation for bus bomb . Hit sports stadium. Audio soon

Jon Donnison
This sounds dramatic & it is. But Gazans been living with this all week in areas far less safe than where we are.

The BBC's Gaza correspondent Jon Donnison was reporting live from the region when multiple missiles hit close by, targeted at a football pitch, which is close to the Gaza offices of Al-Jazeera.

The Yarmouk football pitch is believed to have been used by Palestinian militants to fire rockets into southern Israel.

Witnesses reported that around 10 strikes hit the venue and the surrounding area.


Paul Danahar
attack was on football stadium, perhaps because rockets are fired from there

AJELive
Football stadium just 100 metres from the Al Jazeera office in hit by at least 10 Israeli air strikes; AJE staff are all safe.

In the aftermath of a bomb planted on a bus in Tel Aviv, injuring 15 Israeli civilians, more raids have been carried out on the Israel Defence Force's targets in Gaza. No-one has yet officially claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Smoke and a ball of fire are seen after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City

Another building in central Gaza, housing media offices including Agence France Presse was also hit by an second air strike.

The hit on the journalists' offices comes a day after the first Israeli strike hit the media headquarters in Gaza, which the IDF said had housed Hamas intelligence operations.


IDF
Minutes ago, we surgically targeted a Hamas intelligence operations center on 7th floor of a media building in . Direct hit confirmed.

More than 130 Palestinians have already died in the week-long conflict, along with four Israelis.

The IDF is also reported to have hit another building in Gaza, an office building allegedly used by Islamic Jihad. The BBC reported that a six-year-old boy was killed in the attack and two others have been wounded.

Overnight, the home of Issam Al Da'slees, top aide of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, was reduced to rubble after it was hit by an Israeli air strike on the Nuseirat Refugee Camp.

The Palestinian Ma'an news agency said shelling had intensified since the bus bombing.

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A Palestinian walks through the rubble of the house of Issam Al Da'slees, top aide of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh

At least three homes were destroyed in airstrikes on al-Nuseirat refugee camp, and further south a bridge connecting northern and southern Gaza was bombed. Huge fires erupted around Rafah in southern Gaza as Israel hit tunnels in the area 23 times.

The Palestinian Red Crescent said 32 people died overnight, with 304 injured.

The Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported Palestinian sources in Cairo saying a long-awaited ceasefire will not be announced on Wednesday, because Israel refuses to include the lifting of the blockade as a term in the truce agreement.

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