Deadly Israel-Gaza crisis deepens

May 12, 2021

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A person is shown in soft focus wearing a shirt with the word "Black" printed on it with the rubble of a bombed building a car in the background.

Damaged building are seen following Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City, May 12, 2021.


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Escalating violence in Israel and Gaza continues, with exchanges of rocket fire and airstrikes. Officials in the Gaza Strip say that at least 65 Palestinians were killed by Israeli airstrikes launched after the Palestinian militant group Hamas fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli towns, resulting in the death of six Israelis. And, the US is defying an international treaty that would classify used plastic as hazardous waste. Also, the number of days until the Tokyo Olympics are dwindling down. But the pressure to cancel them continues to increase.

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