Israel bombs Hamas TV station in Gaza after warning calls, shots

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GAZA (Reuters) – Israeli warplanes bombed the studios of Hamas’s television station in the Gaza Strip on Monday during a surge in cross-border fighting, Palestinian officials and witnesses said.

There was no immediate word of casualties in the air strike on Al-Aqsa Television, which destroyed the premises in Gaza City and damaged nearby buildings.

An explosion is seen during an Israeli air strike on Hamas's television station, in Gaza City November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
Smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on Hamas's television station, in Gaza City November 12, 2018. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Many local residents had fled after Israel phoned in calls to evacuate and launched at least five non-exploding missiles nearby as warnings, witnesses said.

Al-Aqsa Television – named after a major mosque Jerusalem – said it would resume broadcasts soon.

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