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In Pics: The Israeli-Palestinian Clashes In Jerusalem

Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets from Gaza and Israel unleashed new air strikes against them early Tuesday, in an escalation triggered by soaring tensions in Jerusalem and days of clashes at an iconic mosque in the holy city.

May 14, 2021

Israeli soldiers gather at a staging ground near the border with the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel.

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Workers clear the rubble of a building that was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike, that housed The Associated Press, broadcaster Al-Jazeera and other media outlets, in Gaza City.

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Palestinian rescuers search for survivors under the rubble of destroyed residential buildings following deadly Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City. The Israeli airstrikes flattened three buildings and killed at least 26 people Sunday, medics said, making it the deadliest single attack since heavy fighting broke out between Israel and the territory's militant Hamas rulers nearly a week ago.

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A building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, collapses after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. The airstrike Saturday came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted. The building housed The Associated Press, Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments.

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A ball of fire erupts from a building housing various international media, including The Associated Press, after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted.

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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City. Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel.

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An air bomb hits the building housing various international media, including The Associated Press in Gaza City. The attack came roughly an hour after the Israeli military ordered people to evacuate the building, which also housed Al-Jazeera and a number of offices and apartments. There was no immediate explanation for why the building was targeted.

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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City.

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An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border.

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Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel.

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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City.

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Israeli soldiers load ammunition onto an Armored Personal Carrier (APC) at a staging ground near the Israeli Gaza border.

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An Israeli soldier rest in an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) at a staging ground near the Israeli Gaza border.

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Israeli soldiers with armored vehicles gather in a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel.

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Israeli soldiers with armored vehicles gather in a staging ground near the border with Gaza Strip, southern Israel.

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Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.

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A damaged house fence is seen after being hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip over night, in Ashkelon, Israel.

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Israeli tanks cross a road as they advances towards a staging ground near the Israeli Gaza border.

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Palestinians inspect their destroyed houses following overnight Israeli airstrikes in town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip.

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A man inspects the damaged wall of a residential building after being hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, Israel.

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Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City. Weary Palestinians are somberly marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, as Hamas and Israel traded more rockets and airstrikes and Jewish-Arab violence raged across Israel.

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An Israeli attack helicopter launches flares as he flies over the Israeli Gaza border, southern Israel.

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Palestinians walk next to the remains of a destroyed 15 story building after being hit by Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City.

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People stand on a destroyed street after an Israeli air strike hit previous day in Gaza City. Israel on Wednesday pressed ahead with a fierce military offensive in the Gaza Strip, toppling a pair of high-rise towers housing Hamas facilities in airstrikes.

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Smoke and fire rise following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City.

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An Israeli missile flies down to hit a building in Gaza City. The Israeli airstrike was the latest in a series of assaults on targets in the Gaza Strip after a long dispute between Israel and Hamas erupted into an exchange of rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli retaliation.

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An Israeli artillery unit fires toward targets in Gaza Strip, at the Israeli Gaza border.

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People inspect the rubble of a destroyed residential building which was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City.

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People inspect the rubble of a damaged building which was hit by an Israeli airstrike, in Gaza City.

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Israeli police patrol during clashes between Arabs, police and Jews, in the mixed town of Lod, central Israel. As rockets from Gaza streaked overhead, Arabs and Jews fought each other on the streets below. Rioters torched vehicles, a restaurant and a synagogue in one of the worst spasms of communal violence that Israel has seen in years.

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A Palestinian man looks at a broken road following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City. Rockets streamed out of Gaza and Israel pounded the territory with airstrikes early Wednesday as the most severe outbreak of violence since the 2014 war took on many of the hallmarks of that devastating 50-day conflict, with no endgame in sight.

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Smoke caused by Israeli airstrikes are seen at a residential building in Gaza City.

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Firefighters extinguish burning apartment buildings after they were hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City.

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Jewish nationalist demonstrators look at a barrage of rockets fired from the Gaza Strip toward central Israel, in the Israeli town of Ramla. The protesters had gathered in an attempted show of strength in a predominantly Arab neighborhood.

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An Israeli firefighter extinguishes a burning bus after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, at the central Israeli town of Holon, near Tel Aviv.

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Firefighters and youths inspect destroyed buildings after it was hit by Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City.

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Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

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A Israeli soldier takes cover as an Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel.

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An Israeli firefighter walks next to cars hit by a missile fired from Gaza Strip, in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon.

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Rockets are launched from Gaza Strip to Israel.

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Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza in Gaza City.

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A Palestinian man inspects the rubble of a partially destroyed residential building after it was hit by Israeli missile strikes, at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.

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A Palestinian searches for survivors under the rubble of a destroyed rooftop of a residential building which was hit by Israeli missile strikes, at the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City.

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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes is seen at Gaza City. Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel on Monday, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city. The rocket fire drew heavy Israeli retaliation in the Gaza Strip.

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Fire burns and smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in the Gaza Strip.

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An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

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Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel. Hamas militants fired dozens of rockets into Israel, including a barrage that set off air raid sirens as far away as Jerusalem, after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at a flashpoint religious site in the contested holy city.

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Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, at dusk.

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Rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel.

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An Israeli forces flare lights up the sky of the eastern Gaza Strip.

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Israeli police inspect damage to a house hit by a rocker fired from the Gaza Strip, at a kibbutz near the Israel and Gaza border.

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Israeli police inspect damage to a house hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip, at a kibbutz near the Israel-Gaza border.

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A man removes broken glass after a rocket fired from Gaza Strip landed nearby in Sderot, Israel.

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Israelis run to shelters as air attack sirens goes off during a Jerusalem Day march, in Jerusalem. Explosions have been heard in Jerusalem after air raid sirens sounded. The sirens came shortly after the Hamas militant group in Gaza had set a deadline for Israel to remove its security forces from the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

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Mourners react in a hospital over the body of a man who died following an explosion in the town of Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. The Hamas militant group launched a rare rocket strike on Jerusalem after hundreds of Palestinians were hurt in clashes with Israeli police at an iconic mosque. Israel responded with airstrikes across the Gaza Strip, where 20 people, including nine children, were killed in fighting.

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A Palestinian man runs away from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces in front of the Dome of the Rock Mosque at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption.

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An Israeli police officer protects a Jewish driver who was attacked by Palestinian protesters near Jerusalem's Old City.

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Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City Monday.

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Palestinians evacuate a wounded man during clashes with Israeli security forces in front of the Dome of the Rock Mosque at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption.

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Palestinians evacuate a wounded protester during clashes with Israeli security forces at the Lions Gate in Jerusalem's Old City.

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