Israeli air raid fells high-rise

22 hurt; Hamas rockets fly

Posted: August 24, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.

A ball of fire rises from an explosion on al-Zafer apartment tower following an Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Israeli aircraft fired two missiles at a 12-story apartment tower in downtown Gaza City on Saturday, collapsing the building, sending a huge fireball into the sky and wounding at least 22 people, including 11 children, witnesses and Palestinian officials said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- Israel bombed an apartment tower Saturday in downtown Gaza City, collapsing the 12-story building in an unprecedented strike, while Hamas kept up heavy rocket fire that sent more Israelis fleeing border areas close to Gaza.

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