Israeli planes strike building housing AA office in Gaza

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Israeli planes struck a building housing Anadolu Agency office in western Gaza City early Sunday.

The attack targeted an insurance company in the 15-storey building, according to Anadolu Agency correspondent.

AA office sustained minor damage in the attack, but no casualties were reported. One of the agency's cars was damaged as well.

The building, which also houses the office of Chinese Xinhua news agency, had been targeted in an earlier Israeli attack last week.

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip - home to 1.8 million people - for the almost past four weeks with the stated aim of halting rocket fire.

At least 1735 Palestinians - mostly civilians - have been killed and more than 9170 others injured in relentless Israeli attacks on the beleaguered territory.

Gaza-based resistance factions, meanwhile, have continued to fire rockets at Israeli cities in response to the ongoing Israeli attacks.

At least 63 Israeli soldiers have also been killed in battles with Palestinian fighters and three civilians in rocket attacks.

The Israeli offensive - codenamed "Operation Protective Edge," is the self-proclaimed Jewish state's third major offensive against the densely-populate Gaza Strip - which is home to some 1.8 million Palestinians - within the last six years.

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