Dozens Killed In Mideast Conflict That Recalls 2014 Gaza War

A Palestinian woman mourns over her son Rasheed Abu Arra, who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces, during his funeral in the Village of Aqqaba near the West Bank town of Tubas, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo / Majdi Mohammed)

(AP) — Israel has killed a string of senior Hamas military figures and pounded three multistory towers as it hammered the Gaza Strip with airstrikes.

Meanwhile, militants in the territory fired barrages of rockets Wednesday. Dozens have died in the most severe outbreak of violence since a 2014 war, with no resolution in sight.

The fighting has taken on many hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict between Israel and Hamas. But with a startling new factor: a burst of fury from Israel’s Palestinian citizens in support of those living in the territories as well as counterviolence by Jewish Israelis.

In response, Israel deployed border guards in two mixed Arab-Jewish cities that saw unrest in previous days.


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