Smoke billows rises following Israeli air strikes targeting Gaza City on November 13, 2018. Israel’s military said it was carrying out air strikes “throughout the Gaza Strip” after a barrage of rocket fire from the Palestinian Gaza Strip towards Israel. The flare-up follows a clash that erupted during an Israeli special forces operation in the Gaza Strip the previous night that killed eight people of Hamas movement. (Photo: Ashraf Amra/AMA Images)
Over the last 24 hours of escalated tensions between Gaza and Israel, Israeli forces targeted 160 sites in Gaza and Palestinian militants fired 460 rockets into Israel. In Gaza, six high-rise buildings were leveled, including the Hamas-run television station for al-Aqsa TV. Palestinians spent Tuesday clearing away rubble, journalists staged a protest on fallen debris, and funerals were held for some of the seven Palestinians killed in an Israeli raid inside of the Gaza Strip on Sunday retaliating for a strike in which members of Hamas’ military wing killed one Israeli officer.
A ceasefire was brokered by Egypt late Tuesday, yet protests in Gaza against the Israeli air campaign continued into the evening hours after the truce.