Stunning Footage Of Israeli Strike Leveling 12-Story Gaza Building

Tyler Durden's picture

Late on Saturday afternoon, supposedly in retaliation for yet another round of shelling by Hamas now that the X+1 "ceasefire" has failed to lead to anything tangible, Israel bombed an apartment tower in Gaza City, collapsing the 12-story building with 44 apartments. The dramatic strike is shown in the blip below. Amazingly, while dozens were wounded in the strike, no one was killed, Palestinian officials said.

From AP:

The targeting of large buildings appears to be part of a new military tactic by Israel. Over the weekend, the army began warning Gaza residents in automated phone calls that it would target buildings harboring "terrorist infrastructure" and that they should stay away.

 

A senior military official confirmed that Israel has a policy of striking at buildings containing Hamas operational centers or those from which military activities are launched. The official said each strike required prior approval from military lawyers and is carried out only after the local population is warned.

 

However, he said, there was now a widening of locations that the military can target. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to discuss the matter with reporters.

 

In the 12-story apartment tower, the target was a fourth-floor apartment where Hamas ran an operations center, according to Israeli media. In the past, Israel has carried out pinpoint strikes, targeting apartments in high-rises with missiles, while leaving the buildings standing. However, this time a decision was made to bring down the entire tower, according to Channel 10, an Israeli TV station.

 

The military declined immediate comment when asked why it collapsed the entire building instead of striking a specific apartment.

 

Meanwhile, Gaza militants continued to fire rockets and mortar shells at Israel, including at least 10 on Sunday, the military said. That was in addition to more than 100 on Saturday, most aimed at southern Israel.

So with that, and all the other geopolitical flare ups over the weekend, we look forward to the futures opening some 5 to 10 points higher in a few hours on all the "pent up de-escalation" from the past 48 hours.

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kchrisc's picture

The German Nazis tried to preserve the infrastructure. The Israeli Nazis, not so much.

Israel must have their Lebensraum.

9/11 in the Gaza.

An American, not US subject.

ilion's picture

Israel is an evil state.

kaiserhoff's picture

I see JESUS in that explosion!

Actually, it looks more like Yellen wearing a tin hat.

Supafly's picture

Those missiles sure were sneaky.

TahoeBilly2012's picture

9/11 was great practice for Mossad looks like they have down.

Troll Magnet's picture

Jews know a thing or two about bringing buildings down for sure.

Escrava Isaura's picture

Amazing precision!

Do you want to know the irony?

I know one engineer that built that software.

Lives in Maynard, Massachusetts… An all American town.

Go Figure!

 

Keyser's picture

I call bullshit... Unless IDF were on the ground painting the building for the strike, why were stationary video cameras setup to record the strike? 

 

RafterManFMJ's picture

Read the article and it will provide a clue.

erkme73's picture

So, this is what a 12-story building looks like when it's hit from one side, showing it topples over.  You'd think a 105-story building would do the same when hit from one side.  Weird. 

bunzbunzbunz's picture

Uhm yes. If hit from one side at the base of the buiding. If instead you were to drop a 3 story building directly on top of that building what do you think would happen? Weird. Dumbass.

Pickleton's picture

Ohhh Ohhh, you doubted the great zionist conspiracy to bring down the world trade towers.  You shall reap the thumbs of imbeciles.

 

Escrava Isaura's picture

Keyser,

So that says:

Either you have a reading comprehension.

Or,

You didn’t read the article.

Which one is that?

New_Meat's picture

he has a reading comprehension.

Escrava Isaura's picture

That's why he is not responding.

freak of nature's picture

Meanwhile Hamas threatens civilian airport, with very little condemnation from msm.

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/08/19/uk-mideast-gaza-airport-idUKKBN...

Probably a good thing for anyone doing business there that Hamas only has access to "bottle rockets".

chumbawamba's picture

It's the zionists' fault for putting an airport in the middle of a Palestinian rocket test range.  Dumb ass.

I am Chumbawamba.

freak of nature's picture

Rhetorical question. How does that justify firing rockets on a civilian airport?

Gandulf's picture

You don't think over 1500 innocent civilians murdered in the Gaza Concentration Camp is justification enough??

It's not a war its a massacre.

freak of nature's picture

"You don't think over 1500 innocent civilians murdered in the Gaza Concentration Camp is justification enough??"

To fire back on a civilian airport? No.

giggler321's picture

>>why were stationary video cameras setup to record the strike?

You are right.  So clear footage, almost like it was setup with agents filming.  It is strange how all these bombing can be carried out without a declaration of war.  People talk of besieged gaza - it is war with genocide, that's clear.

What's worse is that the leaders of our countries are taking those fiat currency's, watering down our living standards and siphoning off our hard work and passing it directly to the Z's pet project that ultimately ends up as bombs in Gaza.

It won't stop there either, once they have Gaza and the West bank there will be attempts to remove and change borders.  They want to consume Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and most of Saudi Arabia.  Rewriting the map to their belief.  I've heard all this before, accept previously it was Hitler; places change, names change, people who run the joint - don't

Professorlocknload's picture

No deaths reported? So, the Israelis warned the Hamas operatives to evacuate the building as well? What was accomplished, other than destroying 44 apartments?

quasistable's picture

It seems they there was a Hamas's rockets warehouse in the building. The second explosion looks different. 

kw2012's picture

Agreed. Definitely the had explosives stored there. THe only surprising thing is that the didn't stick women and children in there first.

conscious being's picture

Fuck off you murdering slime ball.

TheSecondLaw's picture

I suspect the ready and filming cameras are there because they have been warned that the building is going to be bombed. So they have time set up cameras.

awakeRewe's picture

Why didn't it fall into it's own footprint at free fall speed?

bunzbunzbunz's picture

Because the weight of 10 stories didn't fall from the top starting a cascade of collapsing stories. Try harder moron.

conscious being's picture

Fuck off you cowardly lieing turd.

chumbawamba's picture

lol.  You really believe that?  Or are you one of them paid internet trolls I keep hearing about?

I am Chumbawamba.

Overfed's picture

That has never, ever happened in a steel-framed building. Never will, either. That is, it never will without some sort of engineered assistance.

indygo55's picture

But, but, it didn't collapse at freefall speed within its own footprint. How did building 7 do that? 

conscious being's picture

Tower1, Tower2 and Bldg.7 ALL fell at freefall speed into thier own footprints.

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

Where are the Dancing Israelis?

Troll Magnet's picture

Murdering or at least maiming women and children?

mvsjcl's picture

Kirk, I swear I was just about to write that. Bravo.

Lore's picture

Your tax dollars at work.

How long before this spreads to Main Street USA?  Will it be marketed as "urban renewal?"

kchrisc's picture

"How long before this spreads to Main Street USA?  Will it be marketed as "urban renewal?""

Already has. Please reference the following:

1)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waco_siege

2) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oklahoma_City_bombing

3) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9/11

An American, not US subject.

Creepy A. Cracker's picture

Have you checked Detroit lately?

Kirk2NCC1701's picture

I jest of course, but... I'd be great to see the Palestinians and Zionist/Israelis "duke it out" one of two ways - like they used to in the old days of David: 1-on-1.

1. One gunslinger from each side (their Leader), in a Wild West style of 1:1 shootout with a Colt 45.

2. Group Dance-Off.  For example, like this one...  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1weDjpXhCE

Gandulf's picture

On the viewing platforms inside Israel.

we built this city's picture

Yes- you believe anything you read here?

Isis are brutal and the universe's satan but Hamas not??

 

Did you know a 4 years old was killed by Palestinian bomb?

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/22/breaking-4-year-old-israeli-boy-kil...

http://www.algemeiner.com/2014/08/22/breaking-4-year-old-israeli-boy-kil...

Read this about the Us press which makes intifada on Israel

http://www.forbes.com/sites/richardbehar/2014/08/21/the-media-intifada-b...

James_Cole's picture

How about reading someone who's been around the block and knows this conflict instead of posting propaganda?

Henry Siegman, national director of American jewish congress, bronze star + purple heart recipient during korean war and supporter of two state solution. On the current 'conflict':

 

http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/israel-provoked-this-war-...

Israel is pursuing a return to the status quo ante, when Gaza had electricity for barely eight hours a day, water was undrinkable, sewage was dumped in the sea, fuel shortages caused sanitation plants to shut down and waste sometimes floated in the streets.” It is not only Hamas supporters, but many Gazans, perhaps a majority, who believe it is worth paying a heavy price to change a disastrous status quo.

http://www.presstv.ir/detail/373510.html

The Zionist dream is based on the repeated slaughter of innocents on a scale that we’re watching these days on television, that is really a profound, profound crisis,” Siegman said.

indygo55's picture

How many 4 year olds were on MH17? The facts surrounding that flight and crash (shoot down) are now classified. WTF!!!

quasistable's picture

Wow! Do ZH readers think that US has shot down the Boeing? Or Ukraine? It must be one of them, right, idiots? 

Maxter's picture

Yes I think Ukraine did it.

 

matrix2012's picture

VANISHING POINT …

By Pepe Escobar | The Roving Eye - Aug 15, 2014

 

First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by "Putin's missile" - as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the news cycle. 

Where's Baudrillard when we need him? Had he been alive, the dervish of simulacra would have already deconstructed these two Malaysian planes as mirror images; from absolute vanishing to maximum exposure, then vanished again. They might as well have been abducted - and shot - by aliens. Now you seem them, now you don't. 

Black boxes, data recorders - everything MH17 is now floating in a black void. The British are taking forever to analyze the data - and if they have already done so, they are not talking. It's as if they were singing, I see a black box / and I want it painted black … void.

[...]

http://atimes.com/atimes/Central_Asia/CEN-02-150814.html

 

THE SILENCE IS DEAFENING MH17, NO BLACK BOX RESULTS. NO DATA EVER RELEASED

 

All links in video at below link - Sherrie Questioning All:

"I have done a search about the black box results from MH17.  The latest I found was from July 30th.  They have only released that there was a massive decompression event.

One article has the excuse that the black boxes were old and may only provide sketchy data.

If there was any proof that Russia had committed the shooting down of MH17 it would be everywhere, but instead there is silence with no data from the black boxes being released.  That means that the information from the air traffic controller in Kiev was correct along with Russia's intelligence they released showing Ukraine is the one who shot down the plane.

So No outrage anymore from the West... in fact you would think it NEVER HAPPENED now."

[...]

http://sherriequestioningall.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-silence-is-deafeni...