IDF attacks Gaza rocket launchers, houses of senior Hamas leaders

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A plume of dark smoke rises above buildings hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, as rockets are fired (L) and intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system, on May 15, 2021.
MAHMUD HAMS / AFPA plume of dark smoke rises above buildings hit by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City, as rockets are fired (L) and intercepted by the Israeli Iron Dome missile defense system, on May 15, 2021.

IDF says razed Jala twer hosted research and development unit of Hamas military intelligence

The IDF struck on Saturday terrorist rocket launchers in central and southern parts of the Gaza Strip, the military said in a statement.

Some of the launch sites hit in the strikes were located underground, the military added.

Other targets hit by the IDF recently include the Jala tower in Gaza, which hosted the Hamas military intelligence as well as foreign media outlets.

The attack drew rebukes from the Associated Press and al-Jazeera, which both had their offices located in the high-rise, and drew the attention of the White House.

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According to the IDF, the building, now razed, had hosted the research and development unit of the Hamas, which was using some of the most advanced technology available to the group. The unit had conducted multiple acts of sabotage against Israel's military and civilians, the army added.

Other Hamas bodies also had their offices in the building, the army asserted.

The IDF also confirmed attacks on the house owned by Khalil al-Hayya, deputy chief of the Hamas political bureau.

The army also hit the homes of two Hamas military commanders -- Tisar Mabasher, a battalion commander in Khan Yunis and Azi Tama'a, a brigadier general in Deir al-Balah.

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