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Death toll increases in escalating Israel-Hamas conflict

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Death toll increases in escalating Israel-Hamas conflict

Hostilities between Israel and Hamas heightened Tuesday night as several Hamas intelligence leaders were killed amid the most intensive aerial exchange in years.

Israel launched hundreds of airstrikes into Gaza, while the Islamist group and other Palestinian militants groups targeted Tel Aviv and Beersheba with rocket barrages.

Several Gaza City citizens inspect a building that was hit by a missile from Hamas forces on May 12, 2021.

Five Israelis, including three women and a child, were killed by rocket fire Tuesday into early Wednesday.

In Gaza, the death toll rose to 35 Palestinians, including 10 children, according to the Health Ministry.

Remnants of a bus that was hit by a Palestinian missile on May 11,2021 with unknown casualties.

Several Hamas intelligence leaders were among the dead, according to Israel. Hamas offices and rocket launch sites were also targeted.

In Israel, people ran for shelters or dropped to ground amid sounds of explosions as interceptor missiles streaked into the sky.

Rockets from Gaza City fired at Israel on May 12,2021 as tensions between Hamas and Israel reach new levels.

A late-night barrage of rockets set off air-raid sirens and explosions across the Tel Aviv metropolitan area.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu late Tuesday visited the mixed Arab-Jewish town of Lod, where riots broke out after two people were killed in a rocket strike that hit a vehicle.

Citizens in both Gaza City and Jerusalem are caught in the cross fire resulting in massive casualties.

Netanyahu declared a state of emergency and decried the “anarchy” in the streets that left 12 people injured, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported.

The fighting from Tuesday into Wednesday between Israel and Hamas was the worst since a 2014 war in Gaza.

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