- Israel's military started by sending warning shots before bringing down the Jala Tower in the Gaza Strip
- The militant group Hamas has intensified rocket fire from the besieged enclave towards Tel Aviv
- Celebrated singer and businesswoman Rihanna has spoken out on the ongoing Gaza strip hostilities
Israeli artillery has pounded on a high-rise building in Gaza City that houses Al Jazeera, The Associated Press and other media outlets.
Israel's military started by sending warning shots before bringing down the Jala Tower in the Gaza Strip.
The 12-storey-building is one of the largest structures in the Gaza strip.
The building, which was reduced to rubble, mainly hosts media offices that cover Gaza. An adjacent building was directly targeted on Friday, May 14.
The militant group Hamas has intensified rocket fire from the besieged enclave towards Tel Aviv.
On Friday night, May 14, a bomb from an Israel air raid struck a residential building in Gaza, killing at least 10 people, including children. It is the deadliest single strike so far in this recent conflict.
Hamas militants moved hundreds of rockets towards Israel, some hitting residential areas.
The conflict has also spread to the larger Palestinian territory, the West Bank.
The evacuated staff AP’s staff were reported safe.
The Israeli airstrikes on Gaza have left at least 140 Palestinians dead, including 39 children and hundreds injured.
Muslim countries have recently reacted to the conflict condemning Israel for the aggression against Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said:
"The international community should also give a strong and different lesson to Israeli. The UN Security Council should get involved, give a clear message to Israeli to halt attacks before the crisis grows further."
According to the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israeli wants to convince the world that what happened in Sheikh Jarrah is a real-estate dispute over some homes.
Nigerian govt reveals its position on Israel-Palestine conflict, sends strong message to both parties
Celebrated singer and businesswoman Rihanna has spoken out on the ongoing Gaza strip hostilities.
Via a social media post on May 13, Rihanna said her heart went out to the innocent children caught up in the conflict pitting Israel against Palestine.
Rihanna called to end the conflict, saying she could not bear to see innocent children dying.
The fashion designer opted not to take sides and instead said that she stands with humanity.
Meanwhile, Nigeria's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday, May 13, said the country was observing the conflict between Israeli and Palestine forces with “great concern.”
Legit.ng reports that the Nigerian government urged both parties to "see reason and deescalate the hostilities."
“The Nigerian Government further urges the two parties to remain committed to the two-state solution and, in the meantime, guarantee the rights of all citizens to live in peace and dignity," the statement posted on the ministry's official Twitter page reads partly: