7 tweets that show what’s happening in Gaza

The Israeli army has launched a new offensive in the Gaza Strip after reports of rocket attacks by the Islamist militant group Hamas. Here are tweets that offer a snapshot of the situation in Israel and Gaza.

From The Post's William Booth, who is in Gaza:

The Israeli military posted this video of the airstrikes it launched:

The bombing of Gaza:

A man stands amid the rubble of his home, which he says was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike:

Here are photos of Gaza being circulated on social media:

The official Israel Defense Forces Twitter account released this graphic on rocket attacks carried out by Hamas.

Violent clashes increased after reports were released saying that a slain Palestinian teen had been burned alive. His cousin was later allegedly beaten up by Israeli officers. Here is a photo of him kneeling at his cousin's grave:




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Swati Sharma is a digital editor for World and National Security and previously worked at the Boston Globe.
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