In Gaza, things are going from bad to horrifying

July 29, 2014

As the conflict between Israeli forces and Hamas crosses the three-week mark, the situation in the Gaza Strip is turning extremely bleak, with death tolls rapidly rising and whole neighborhoods getting completely destroyed.

An attack on a power plant early Tuesday left much of Gaza without electricity.


Israeli airstrikes rock Gaza. (Max Becherer for The Washington Post)

Bombing overnight and during the day Tuesday killed as many as 100 Palestinians.

More than 1,100 Palestinians are dead, about 70 percent of them civilians.


Young Palestinians mourn family members killed in the conflict. (Said Khatib/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)

More than 200 children have been killed.

53 Israeli soldiers have been killed.


Israeli soldiers mourn during the funeral of a comrade, Daniel Kedmi, in Tel Aviv. (Ronen Zvulun/Reuters)

A hospital, a U.N. shelter and a refugee camp were attacked. Both Israeli forces and Hamas are blaming each other.


Relatives help Hazem Eshbair, who lost two of his children in an explosion at a park in the al-Shati refugee camp. (Adel Hana/Associated Press)

Palestinians react shortly after an airstrike in Gaza City. (Oliver Weiken/European Pressphoto Agency)

Areas close to where international journalists are staying were bombed.

A mosque was struck.

Rockets were launched into Tel Aviv, sending Israelis running into their shelters, some in the middle of the night.


Israeli residents and relatives take cover from a rocket attack. (Cohen Magen/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images)
Swati Sharma is a digital editor for World and National Security and previously worked at the Boston Globe.
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