In Pictures: Violence in Israel and Gaza

Deadly attack in southern Israel sparks retaliation, tension and more violence in Israel and the Gaza Strip.

At least 14 people have been killed and more than 30 injured since Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip began on Thursday. Four Israelis and three Palestinians working in Israel have been injured by rockets fired from Gaza.

The casualties are part of the back-and-forth aftermath of deadly attacks a day before in southern Israel, by gunmen who targeted two buses, a car and an army vehicle in the area north of Israel’s Red Sea resort of Eilat.

Six civilians and two Israeli soldiers were killed that day, alongside seven of the attackers, among whom were two suicide bombers who detonated near a bus and during a confrontation with soldiers. More than 40 Israelis were also wounded.

1) A bus is left a burnt out husk on a road in southern Israel [Israeli Defence Ministry via GALLO/GETTY]


2) An Israeli police forensic officer inspects Bus 392 which was ambushed in a gun attack [Uriel Sinai/GALLO/GETTY]


3) Israeli security officers patrol at a roadblock near Tzihor junction about 60km north of Eilat [Ronen Zvulun/Reuters]


4) The flag-draped coffin of an Israeli police officer is lowered by comrades during his funeral [Baz Ratner/Reuters]


5) A family weeps at funeral of 22-year-old Israeli soldier Moshe Naftali [Baz Ratner/Reuters]


6) Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men places torah scrolls into a car while clearing out a synagogue damaged by a rocket fired from Gaza [Amir Cohen/Reuters] 


7) Hours after Thursday’s assaults, the Israeli military launched air strikes in the Gaza Strip, where the group it blamed for the violence is based [Amir Cohen/Reuters]


8) A Palestinian man inside a building under construction that was damaged in an overnight air raid [Mahmud Hams/AFP]


9) A Palestinian woman mourns over the body of 13-year-old boy killed in Israeli military strikes [Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters]


10) A Palestinian boy watches the funeral of the leader of an armed Palestinian faction, who was killed in an air strike [Suhaib Salem/Reuters]


11) Armed fighters from The Popular Resistance Committees, attend the funerals of six members, including the group’s leader, killed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah, Gaza [Christopher Furlong/GALLO/GETTY]


12) Israeli police patrol at a promenade in Eilat a day after deadly attacks hit southern Israel [Lior Grundman/Reuters]


13) A Palestinian boy moves the remains of an Israeli missile outside his home in Gaza City [Christopher Furlong/GALLO/GETTY]


14) A plume of smoke rises above Gaza City after an Israeli air strike in Gaza City [Christopher Furlong/GALLO/GETTY]


15) Members of an Israeli bomb squad carry the remains of a rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip into the coastal city of Ashdod [David Buimovitch/AFP]


16) A young Palestinian girl makes her way home on the back of a donkey cart following a day of retaliatory attacks between Israel and Gaza [Christopher Furlong/GALLO/GETTY]
Source : Al Jazeera

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