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Attacks pound Gaza and Israel

8:31 AM, Nov 19, 2012   |    comments
  • Palestinians stand in the rubble of the Daloo family house following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Nov. 18. Palestinian medical officials say at least 10 civilians, including women and young children, have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City. Hatem Moussa, AP
  • A Palestinian youth throws a rock at Israeli soldiers Nov. 18 during clashes in the West Bank town of Nablus. Jaafar Ashtiyeh, AFP/Getty Images
  • Residents inspect the damage at a house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants Nov. 18 from inside the Gaza Strip landed in the community of Ofakim, in southern Israel. Lefteris Pitarakis, AP
  • Israelis come to support and give presents to soldiers in Ashdod on Nov. 18 on the fifth day of Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian Gaza Strip. Jack Guez, AFP/Getty Images
  • A woman stands next to a damaged house after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza Strip landed in Ashkelon, southern Israel, on Nov. 18. Tsafrir Abayov, AP
  • Palestinians run to take cover during an Israeli airstrike on building in Gaza City on Nov. 18. The Israeli military targeted the media operations of the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers. Adel Hana, AP
  • Israelis run for cover during a rocket attack on Nov. 18 in Tel Aviv. At least 53 Palestinians and three Israelis have died since the conflict began five days ago. Uriel Sinai, Getty Images
  • A Palestinian man waves the national flag during a protest Nov. 18 against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed, AP
  • Israeli men inspect the damage caused to a house by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli town of Ofakim on Nov. 18. Menahem Kahana, AFP/Getty Images
  • A Palestinian man hides during a protest Nov. 18 against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed, AP
  • Israeli border police officers fire tear gas canisters Nov. 18 outside Ofer, near Ramallah. Majdi Mohammed, AP
  • A Palestinian man cries next the body of a dead relative Nov. 18 in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Bernat Armangue, AP
  • A Hamas officer inspects an unexploded Israeli bomb in Gaza City on Nov. 17. Bernat Armangue, AP
  • A Palestinian man sits in the rubble of a destroyed house after an Israeli airstrike in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, on Nov. 18. Hatem Moussa, AP
  • Palestinians search for people trapped in the rubble of a destroyed house after an Israeli airstrike in the Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, on Nov. 18. Hatem Moussa AP
  • Palestinians inspect the rubble of a destroyed house after an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Hatem Moussa, AP
  • Smoke rises after Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on Nov. 17. Hatem Moussa, AP
  • Israeli civilians run for cover during a rocket attack launched from from Gaza on Nov. 17 in Tel Aviv, Israel. Uriel Sinai, Getty Images
  • Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City Nov. 17. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said. Hatem Moussa, AP
  • Israeli soldiers look at an Iron Dome missile as it launched near the city of Ashdod, Israel, to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinians militants from Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Ariel Schalit, AP
  • Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City on Nov. 18. The Israeli military widened its range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to include the media operations of the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, sending its aircraft to attack two buildings used by both Hamas and foreign media outlets. Bernat Armangue, AP
  • Palestinians are seen through the shattered windshield of a car as they inspect the site of an Israeli airstrike on Nov. 18 on the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City. Two people were killed, one of them a child, the Hamas-run Health Ministry and witnesses said. Marco Longari, AFP/Getty Images
  • Osama Abdel Aal is rescued after his family house collapsed in the Tufah neighborhood. Bernat Armangue, AP
  • A member of the Abdel Aal family is rescued after his family house collapsed during an Israeli forces strike in the Tufah neighborhood in Gaza City Nov. 18. Bernat Armangue, AP
  • Smoke billows as debris flies from the explosion at the local Al-Aqsa TV station in Gaza City on Nov. 18 after it was attacked during an Israeli airstrike. Marco Longari, AFP/Getty Images
    
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CAIRO -- When Israel launched retaliatory air and ground attacks against Palestinians in 2008, Egypt's president at the time showed no sympathy for the Palestinian cause. He closed the border with the Gaza Strip and harassed aid workers and activists who backed Hamas, the Islamist movement that controls Gaza. Indeed, Israel and Hamas are fighting in a whole new Middle East, making this conflict much more dangerous for both Israel and the Palestinians, analysts say. This is the killing season many feared might follow the Arab Spring, a testing of loyalties and revival of violence that seems hard-wired in the region. Israel and Hamas have been preparing militarily, and this escalation is all the more worrisome because each has more potent weapons and refined tactics. But the politics of the Middle East also have shifted dramatically, giving more power and influence to Islamists who are aligned with Hamas. This, in turn, leaves Israel more isolated.

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