(ANSA) - ROME, MAY 16 - After threatening to launch rockets in Tel Aviv, Hamas launched a heavy barrage of raiding Gaza towards central and southern Israel, and the Israeli army responded with a series of heavy bombings on the Strip Gaza. A main street in GazaCity and two residential buildings are affected. One of the raids touched the headquarters of Unrwa, the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. "Men, women, children and the elderly are currently in shelters," the Israeli military reported. Also around midnight - according to the same source - a Palestinian vehicle broke through a military checkpoint and attempted to overwhelm Israeli soldiers southwest of Hebron. An Israeli soldier responded to the attack by shooting at the vehicle.
In Gaza City, according to reports from al Jazeera, a street in the center and two residential buildings were hit. The attack, which took place without warning - specified the broadcaster citing medical sources - would have made at least three victims plus an unspecified number of people who remained in the slaughterhouses. Local sources and residents denounce dozens of consecutive attacks on Gaza City's main streets on Twitter, which also hinder ambulance rescue. In various areas of the city there is no electricity. An Israeli "heavy bombardment" on Gaza City touched the building that houses the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (Unrwa), reports the director of the institution Matthias Schmale "in a tweet. (ANSA).