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Israel destroys Gaza cultural centre, 18 injured

Ambulances rush to help injured Palestinians after Israeli occupation forces targeted a cultural centre in Gaza [Mohammed Asad/Middle East Monitor]

At least 18 people were wounded yesterday after Israeli occupation forces targeted a cultural centre in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health in Gaza, Ashraf Al-Qudra, said Israeli warplanes destroyed the Said Al-Mishal Cultural Centre late yesterday.

Witnesses said the air force fired several warning missile at the building before the actual strike — a tactic that Israel uses to get people to evacuate buildings that are about to be targeted.

It was not immediately clear why Israel struck the building.

The organisation is located in the centre of Gaza City, and hosts many events, plays and exhibitions.

Read: Israel air strikes kill 3 including pregnant mother, toddler in Gaza

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