Sunday at night, Israeli soldiers shelled with heavy artillery the headquarters of the Palestinian Football League in Beit Lahia, in the northern part of the Gaza Strip.

Eyewitnesses reported that Israeli tanks and artillery fired several shells at the building causing huge damage to the building and its different facilities.

The shelling started earlier on Sunday when the soldiers fired several several shells at the area surrounding the facility trapping the workers inside until evening hours. On Sunday at night soldiers fired their shells directly at the building.

The construction of the Palestinian League building started in 1999 and was completed in 2003. It was constructed through donations from the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the Saudi Football Federation and the Palestinian government.

The Arabs48 news website reported that FIFA President, Joseph Blater, was supposed to attend the opening ceremony of the football association lat January but could not attend due to the continuous Israeli operations and shelling in the Gaza Strip.