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Israel strikes landmark residential tower in southern Rafah as truce talks stall

Israel strikes landmark residential tower in southern Rafah as truce talks stall

ISRAEL struck one of the largest residential towers in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, residents said, stepping up pressure on the last area of the enclave it has not yet invaded and where over a million displaced Palestinians are sheltering. The 12-floor building was damaged in the strike, and residents said dozens of families were made homeless, though no casualties were reported. Israel's military said the block was being used by Hamas to plan attacks on Israelis. One of the 300 residents of the tower, which is located some 500 metres (1,600 ft) from the border with Egypt, told Reuters…
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