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PHOTOS: 24 hours of destruction in Gaza and southern Israel

Israel and Palestinian militants exchanged rocket and missile fire on Monday night, following a botched Israeli commando incursion into the Strip a day earlier. By Tuesday evening, the two sides had announced an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire, but not before at least seven people, all of them Palestinian, were killed, and many others wounded in both Israel and Gaza.

By Mohammed Zaanoun and Oren Ziv / Activestills.org

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City, after Palestinians fired rockets from the Strip into Israel following a botched IDF raid deep inside Gaza, November 12, 2018 (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

An Israeli air strike on Gaza City, after Palestinians fired rockets from the Strip into Israel following a botched IDF raid deep inside Gaza, November 12, 2018 (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinians in Gaza look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinians in Gaza look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Smoke trails and explosions caused by Iron Dome interceptions of rockets from Gaza are seen over the Israeli city of Ashkelon Tuesday morning. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Smoke trails and explosions caused by Iron Dome interceptions of rockets from Gaza are seen over the Israeli city of Ashkelon Tuesday morning. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinian children seen following the destruction of a building that housed Al Aqsa television station, following an Israeli air strike, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun)

Palestinian children seen following the destruction of a building that housed Al Aqsa television station, following an Israeli air strike, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

An Israeli man and his daughter seen after their house was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Israeli man and his daughter seen after their house was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, Ashkelon, southern Israel, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinians look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

An Ethiopian-Israeli woman holds up shrapnel from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that exploded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Ethiopian-Israeli woman holds up shrapnel from a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip that exploded in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Israeli in the city of Ashkelon looks on from his apartment following a night of rocket attacks on southern Israel, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

An Israeli in the city of Ashkelon looks on from his apartment following a night of rocket attacks on southern Israel, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian man assesses the damage following an Israeli air strike on Al-Amal Hotel, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian man assesses the damage following an Israeli air strike on Al-Amal Hotel, Gaza City, November 13, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinians in Gaza look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

Palestinians in Gaza look on at the remains of the Yaziji building in Gaza City, following air strikes by the Israeli Air Force. Yaziji served as both a residential and commercial building, and was home to around 40 families, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian man looks on from the remains of a building that housed the Al Aqsa television station, following an Israeli air strike, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun)

A Palestinian man looks on from the remains of a building that housed the Al Aqsa television station, following an Israeli air strike, November 13, 2018. (Mohammad Zaanoun)

A Palestinian family seen walking through Al-Amal Hotel in Gaza City after it was bombed by the Israeli Air Force, November 13, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian family seen walking through Al-Amal Hotel in Gaza City after it was bombed by the Israeli Air Force, November 13, 2018. (Mohammed Zaanoun/Activestills.org)

A damaged car seen in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, following a massive rocket attack by Palestinians in Gaza, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

A damaged car seen in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, following a massive rocket attack by Palestinians in Gaza, November 13, 2018. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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    1. Lewis from Afula

      In the long term, it is universally obvious that mass expulsion of the Gazans into Egypt is the only sane stable solution. Seriously speaking, when the Arab civil war erupts in France and Belgium (around 2030 ?), that will be the right time to TRANSFER THEM ALL OUT.

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      • Jackal

        To Lewis:
        Israeli’s have already expelled or killed nearly a million Palestinians from a country that was just as much their’s as yours. Now you are trying to starve or kill all the ones left in Gaza. There are so many Israel’s like yourself who have no compassion for the other people living in what is actually their country, much more than yours. Why is it so difficult to understand?

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      • Mark

        That would be feasible if the Gazans were to settle with the rest of the Egyptians along the banks of the nile.

        However, if the expelees set up camp just over the border they could just fire their rockets as previously. Unlike now, any military intervention by Israel would be on the sovereign territory of another state and would have serious consequences.

        Israel would be reliant on Egypt controlling this activity. Despite the Egyptian military owning the country, they aren’t particularly successful at this kind of activity.

        One the whole, therefore, I agree with Jackal but on different grounds.

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    2. Bruce Gould

      Relevant: https://imeu.org/article/putting-palestinians-on-a-diet-israels-siege-blockade-of-gaza

      In early 2006, Dov Weisglass, then a senior advisor to Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, explained that Israeli policy was designed “to put the Palestinians on a diet, but not to make them die of hunger.” In 2012 it was revealed that in early 2008 Israeli authorities drew up a document calculating the minimum caloric intake necessary for Palestinians to avoid malnutrition so Israel could limit the amount of foodstuffs allowed into Gaza without causing outright starvation.

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      • Mark

        One might equally say Israeli authorities took care to ensure there would not be a shortage of food in Gaza due to insufficient supplies coming across the border.

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        • Bruce Gould

          @Mark: One might equally say that Israel controls Gaza’s food supply ,along with everything else.

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