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More than 180 rockets were launched from the Gaza Strip overnight, and Israel retaliated with deadly airstrikes

Palestinian militants in Gaza launched at least 180 rockets at Israel overnight, with Israel retaliating by pounding the Gaza Strip with deadly airstrikes. Seven Israelis and eight Palestinians were wounded, and three Palestinians including a pregnant woman and child were killed in the escalation.
US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley listens during a Security Council meeting concerning the situation in the Middle East involving Israel and Palestine, at United Nations headquarters, December 18, 2017 in New York City.

120 countries voted to condemn Israel for using ‘excessive’ force in Gaza clashes that killed over 100 people

The United Nations voted in favor of a resolution condemning Israel for using "excessive" force in response to recent intensified clashes along the Gaza border. Prior to the vote, a US proposal to denounce Hamas for its role in provoking violence between Israelis and Palestinians was shot down.
Rockets are fired from inside the Gaza strip towards Israel on the sixth day of Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' on July 13, 2014.

Uneasy ceasefire temporarily halts intense air war between Israel and terror groups in Gaza

Estimates say between 115 and 130 rockets and missiles were launched from Gaza into Israel from Tuesday night to Wednesday morning. The Israel Defense Forces say they struck 25 military targets in Gaza in retaliation for the increased fire.

Hamas is escalating its rocket attacks on Israel, and that could damage the Palestinian cause in more ways than one

Opinion: When they hear the siren sound, Israelis have 15 seconds to run into a shelter before rockets hit. On Tuesday, Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fired a barrage of rockets into Israel from Gaza.
A beach in the Gaza Strip before Israel's disengagement in 2005.

Israel is building an ‘impenetrable’ underwater sea border with the Gaza Strip made of armored stone and barbed wire

Several land barriers separate Israel and the Gaza Strip, which are located along the Mediterranean Sea. But no formal barrier has ever been erected at sea.

Most of the people killed in the Gaza violence this week were affiliated with a terrorist organization

Opinion: The Health Ministry in Gaza said more than 60 people died in the recent Gaza border conflict. On Wednesday, a Hamas official said that 50 of the Palestinians who died were Hamas affiliates. This context has gone largely unnoticed in mainstream coverage of the conflict.
A Palestinian demonstrator reacts as others run from tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest marking the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip May 15, 2018.

Former Israeli sniper says soldiers crossed a ‘red line’ in Gaza that he ‘thought we were never going to cross’

A former Israeli soldier believes Israel's troops crossed a "red line" by firing on unarmed protesters in Gaza with sniper rifles.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron during a family photo at the G7 Summit expanded session in Taormina, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.

The Trump administration is pushing the US further away from Europe and key allies in its response to the Gaza crisis

The Trump administration's response to the violence in Gaza this week once again places it at odds with Europe and key US allies.

Nikki Haley says Israel has acted with ‘restraint’ in Gaza and then walks out of UN as Palestinian envoy begins speaking

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley on Tuesday defended Israel's use of force against Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza and proceeded to walk out of a UN Security Council session as Palestine's envoy began to speak

Hamas, an anti-Israel terror group, is enjoying a huge propaganda boost from the Gaza protests

Hamas itself admits to sending fighters to the protests, and a young man interviewed at the protests intended to fly a kite with swastikas over the Israeli borders to burn Jewish people because he embraces the anti-Semetic components of Nazism.