Gaza stadium hit by Israeli air attack

The Palestinian venue has been left severely damaged, with repairs set to cost several millions of pounds
The Stadium of Palestine in Gaza has been left partially destroyed following the latest wave of Israeli air attacks in the region.

F-16 fighter planes opened fire on the venue on Saturday, leaving four large holes in the playing surface, while causing severe damage to an indoor hall and an adjacent building relating to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.

Early estimations suggest repairs to the stadium could run into several millions of pounds, with the pitch likely to take a minimum of four weeks to recover.

The ground was attacked for the first time in 2006 during an earlier conflict.