News   /   Palestine

In Pictures: Most intense Israeli-Palestinian escalation in years

US Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) (L) talks with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during a rally with fellow Democrats before voting on H.R. 1, or the People Act, on the East Steps of the US Capitol on March 08, 2019 in Washington, DC. (AFP photo)
Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interceptor missiles as rockets are launched from the Gaza Strip towards Israel, in Gaza May 12, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)

The most intense hostilities in recent years have erupted between Israel and resistance groups based in the beseiged Gaza Strip, raising death toll on both sides, with Israel carrying out hundreds of airstrikes against the coastal enclave and Palestinian resistance movements launching multitudes of rockets towards the occupied territories. 

Here's a selection of pictures from the latest flare-up:

Smoke rises after an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City near Barcelona Park and multiple government places, one of the biggest airstrikes on the enclave, early on May 12, 2021. (Photo by AFP) 
A Palestinian man walks past the remains of a tower building which was destroyed in Israeli airstrikes, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 12, 2021. (Photo via Twitter)
Rockets are launched towards Israel from Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, early on May 12, 2021. (Photo by AFP) 
A general view shows residential buildings with large fire and smoke in the background, where officials said that a Gaza rocket hit an Israeli energy pipeline near Ashkelon, Israel, May 11, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)
Israeli firefighters, security and rescue forces stand next to a burning bus and car that were hit by a rocket fired from Gaza towards Holon, Israel May 11, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)
A Palestinian man walks at the site where a tower building was destroyed in Israeli bombardments, amid a flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence, in Gaza City May 12, 2021. (Photo by Reuters)
Israeli firefighters extinguish burning cars in the town of Holon near Tel Aviv, on May 11, 2021, after rockets were launched towards Israel from the Gaza Strip by the Palestinian Hamas movement. (Photo by AFP)
A Palestinian man stands in front of a huge crater in Gaza City early on May 12, 2021, following Israeli air raids overnight. (Photo by AFP)


Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku