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Photos: Israel-Hamas conflict hurtles into second week with more strikes on Gaza

GAZA CITY — Israeli airstrikes killed at least six people across the Gaza Strip and destroyed the home of an extended family early Wednesday. Despite growing international pressure for a cease-fire, the military said it widened its strikes on militant targets in the Palestinian territory’s south to blunt continuing rocket fire from Hamas.

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May 19

A flare fired by Israeli forces lights the sky above Gaza City.

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Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

May 19

A man takes cover near his car as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets launched from the Gaza Strip toward Israel, and Israel's Iron Dome antimissile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip, near Ashkelon, Israel.

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Baz Ratner/Reuters

May 19

Palestinians inspect a damaged vehicle in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike on a house in Gaza City.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

May 19

People look at a damaged vehicle in the aftermath of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

Mohammed Salem/Reuters

May 19

People inspect the rubble of a family home that was hit by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

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Adel Hana/AP

May 19

The sister, right, and relatives of Mahmoud Shtawi, 19, cry during his funeral in Gaza City after he was killed in an Israeli airstrike.

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Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

May 19

Israeli soldiers fire artillery shells toward the Gaza Strip from their position along the border with the Palestinian enclave.

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Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images

May 18

Smoke and flames rise following an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City.

May 18

Palestinians look for salvageable items amid the rubble of the six-story Kuhail building, which was destroyed in an early-morning Israeli airstrike on Gaza City.

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MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

May 18

A Palestinian man inspects the damage of a six-story building that was destroyed by an early-morning Israeli airstrike in Gaza City.

Khalil Hamra/AP

Khalil Hamra/AP

May 18

A Palestinian man skips over a road damaged in Israeli air raids in Gaza City.

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MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

May 18

Palestinians look at an unexploded bomb dropped by an Israeli F-16 warplane on Gaza City's Rimal neighborhood.

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Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images

May 18

Palestinians who fled their home because of Israeli air and artillery strikes sit at a United Nations-run school where they take refuge, in Gaza City.

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SUHAIB SALEM/REUTERS

May 18

Israeli soldiers aim their weapons at Palestinian demonstrators during an anti-Israel protest, in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

May 18

Palestinian demonstrators react to tear gas fired by Israeli forces during a protest over cross-border violence between Palestinian militants in Gaza and the Israeli military, in Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

MUSSA ISSA QAWASMA/REUTERS

May 18

Palestinian demonstrators clash with Israeli troops at the Hawara checkpoint south of Nablus city in the West Bank.

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Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images

May 18

Smoke and flames are seen following an Israeli airstrike on a building in Gaza City.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

JERUSALEM — Israel struck the Gaza Strip again Monday and Hamas rockets continued to streak in the other direction as the conflict hurtled into its second week with little sign of relenting, despite increasing diplomatic efforts.

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May 17

A rocket fired from Gaza flies toward Israel, as seen from Gaza City.

May 17

A ball of fire and a plume of smoke rise above buildings in Gaza City as Israeli warplanes target the Palestinian enclave.

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AFP/Getty Images

May 17

An Israeli artillery shelling targets the Gaza Strip as fighting escalates between the Israeli army and Hamas forces.

May 17

A Palestinian man puts out a fire at the site of Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

May 17

A Palestinian firefighter helps put out a fire at a mattress factory after it was hit by Israeli artillery shells, according to witnesses, in the northern Gaza Strip.

Ashraf Abu Amrah

Ashraf Abu Amrah

May 17

Palestinian firefighters douse a huge fire at the Foamco mattress factory east of Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip.

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MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

May 17

Firefighters react as they try to put out the fire.

Ashraf Abu Amrah

Ashraf Abu Amrah

May 17

Palestinian firefighters douse the fire at the mattress factory.

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MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

May 17

A Palestinian firefighter sprays water on the fire at the mattress factory.

Ashraf Abu Amrah

Ashraf Abu Amrah

May 17

Palestinians carry a body from the site of Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

May 17

Soldiers work at a damaged building following a rocket attack from Gaza, in Ashdod, Israel.

Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

May 17

Palestinian children walk next to rubble from a house was that was hit by early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.

Khalil hamra/AP

Khalil hamra/AP

May 17

Palestinians inspect a house that was destroyed by early morning Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City.

Khalil hamra/AP

Khalil hamra/AP

May 17

A Palestinian man passes the site of Israeli strikes in Gaza City.

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

MOHAMMED SALEM/REUTERS

May 17

Damage from Israeli bombardment is seen along Aqsa avenue in Gaza City’s Dahduh neighborhood.

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MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

May 17

The father of 12-year-old Rahaf al-Dayer holds her covered body at al-Shifa hospital, after she was killed in an Israeli airstrike that destroyed the upper floors of a commercial building and caused damage to the nearby health ministry and prime health care clinic, in Gaza City.

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May 17

Israeli soldiers take cover near the border with Gaza as the Iron Dome antimissile system intercepts rockets launched from the Palestinian enclave.

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EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

May 17

A ball of fire erupts from a building in Gaza City’s Rimal residential district.

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BASHAR TALEB/AFP/Getty Images

May 16

Israeli soldiers walk next to an ammunition transport vehicle at their position by the border with the Gaza Strip.

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JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images