IDF warns another Gaza high-rise of pending strike

Judah Ari Gross is The Times of Israel's religions and Diaspora affairs correspondent.

The Israeli military appears poised to bring down a third high-rise building in the Gaza Strip, having warned its security manager of the impending attack and firing warning shots at the structure, according to Palestinian media reports.

The Israel Defense Forces has already demolished two such buildings, of more than 10 stories.

According to Gaza news outlets, the al-Shourouk tower in Gaza City has been hit by a number of so-called “knock on the roof” attacks, in which non-explosive missiles are dropped on a building to warn those inside to exit before larger bombs destroy the building.

Smoke billows following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City on May 12, 2021 (MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)

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