GAZA, PALESTINOW.COM At least 18 Palestinians were injured Thursday by an Israeli airstrike that flattened a cultural center west of Gaza City, according to the Palestinian reporter.
Israeli F-16 warplanes fired at least eight rockets at the Said Al-Mashal Foundation for Arts and Culture in the middle of the city.
The foundation confirmed on its Facebook page the offices in Gaza City had been destroyed, saying the building also hosted offices for the Egyptian community in Gaza.
The Ministry of Health said 18 people were injured from the Israeli strike at the cultural center.
Earlier Wednesday, Israel has escalated its aerial attacks on Gaza, killing three Palestinians including a woman and her 18-month-old baby.
Efforts continued during the day to contain the tension in Gaza and prevent a break of a new war. (PIC)