Israel continues to fire rockets across the Gaza Strip as Palestinian death toll tops 120
A large explosion caused by an Israeli airstrike on Saturday morning created chaos on the streets of Khan Younis, in the Southern Gaza Strip.
The rocket landed only a few hundred feet away from where an agency cameraman was filming.
Dozens of locals ran away from the damaged site, which was quickly surrounded by smoke.
A rocket also hit the house of Hamas militant leader Yehiya al-Sinwar from the group’s military wing Al Qassam Brigades.
There were no casualties in the attack, according to health officials in Gaza.
In Nuseirat, an airstrike damaged the al-Farouq Mosque early on Saturday but did not cause any casualties.
Israel accuses Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other Gaza militant groups of using religious sites to conceal weapons and establish underground tunnel networks, deliberately endangering its own civilians.
Gaza militants have fired nearly 700 rockets and mortars toward Israel in five days of fighting.
The Iron Dome, a U.S.-funded, Israel-developed rocket defence system, has intercepted more than 130 incoming rockets, preventing any Israeli fatalities so far.
More than 920 wounded have been wounded, according to a spokesperson at the Gaza Health Ministry.
Israel’s military said the airstrikes have taken out Hamas’ command centres, rocket launchers and storage sites.
Israel launched its campaign five days ago to stop relentless rocket fire on its citizens.