Fighting intensifies between Israel and Hamas

May 14, 2021

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A man is show wearing a black t-shirt and pants while standing next to a cinder block wall with a large hole in it.

A man inspects the damaged wall of a residential building after being hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip in Ashkelon, Israel, May 14, 2021.


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Fighting between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip intensified Thursday night, for the fifth day in a row. And, the CDC released new recommendations lifting indoor mask mandates for vaccinated people. In other parts of the world, including Greece, people are celebrating the lifting of other restrictions. Also, a taboo industry has gone mainstream in China: grave robbing.

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