TENSIONS between Israel and Hamas are at boiling point as Tel Aviv and Gaza this week witnessed their worst violence since the 2014 war.
Hamas this morning said it fired 130 rockets at Tel Aviv after an Israeli air strike destroyed a tower block in Gaza.
Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Hamas that it “will pay a heavy price for their belligerence” as the country steps up its attacks on the Gaza Strip.
It follows Israel threatening Hamas with days of air strikes after a rocket attack on Jerusalem on Monday. Hamas launched another offensive last night after a 13-storey residential block in the Gaza Strip collapsed yesterday following an Israeli air strike.
The building housed an office used by the political leadership of Gaza’s Islamist rulers Hamas.
The escalation in violence followed a decision by Israeli cops to storm a compound at the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Violence erupted for a third night in a row with many were struck by rubber bullets, stun grenades and tear gas ahead of a planned Jewish nationalist march.
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