It has led to the worst violence between Israelis and Palestinians in years — not only in the conflict with Hamas, which has killed at least 145 people in Gaza and 12 in Israel, but in a wave of mob attacks in mixed Arab-Jewish cities in Israel.
The conflict spilled into a 10th day, with tenuous hopes for a truce. More than 200 Palestinians have been killed and 58,000 displaced in Israel’s bombardment of Gaza. At least 12 Israeli residents have been killed in Hamas rocket attacks
The Israeli Army’s airstrikes have killed at least 219 Palestinians, including dozens of children, according to the Gaza Health Ministry, and destroyed homes, roads and medical facilities across the territory. Hamas militants continued to fire rockets into Israeli towns on Wednesday morning, sending residents scurrying for shelter. At least 12 Israeli residents have been killed in the barrage from Hamas.