Israel Mounts Airstrikes on Gaza as Rockets From Syria Hit Golan Heights

August 24, 2014 8:34 AM

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Israel Mounts Airstrikes on Gaza as Rockets From Syria Hit Golan Heights

GAZA/JERUSALEM - Israel launched more airstrikes on Gaza on Sunday after taking its military campaign to a new level by flattening a 13-story apartment tower following a warning to residents to evacuate. Palestinian militants kept up their cross-border rocket fire in what has become a conflict of attrition that has defied attempts by regional power Egypt to broker a durable truce.

An Israeli airstrike killed two people on a motorcycle in Gaza, medical officials said, hours after a bombing attack brought Al Zafer Tower in Gaza City crashing to the ground. It launched the attack a day after a mortar killed a four-year-old Israeli boy, and Israel's president attended his funeral...

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