Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Resonate Across the Middle East

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, May 11, 2021 (AP photo by Hatem Moussa).
Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, May 11, 2021 (AP photo by Hatem Moussa).

Israeli forces and Palestinian militant factions in the Gaza Strip have been engaged in their heaviest exchange of fire this week since the 2014 Gaza War. A heavy barrage of Israeli airstrikes has killed at least 83 people thus far in Gaza, including 17 children, while authorities in Israel have reported seven fatalities due to Palestinian rocket attacks. Among them was a 6-year-old child. Qatar, Egypt and the United Nations are all working to broker a cease-fire, but there is no indication yet of an end to the violence, with potentially far-reaching implications across the region. The conflict follows weeks […]

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