Middle East

  • Israeli security personnel look at a window damaged by shrapnel after a short-range rocket landed  near the Erez Crossing, a pedestrian/cargo terminal on the Israeli Gaza Strip barrier, July 16, 2014.
  • A woman cries as Palestinians flee their homes after Israel airdropped leaflets warning people to leave the area, in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, July 16, 2014.
  • Israelis take cover by the side of a road as a siren sounds a warning of incoming rockets, outside the northern Gaza Strip, July 15, 2014.
  • A man trying to cross into Egypt shouts as he holds his and other family members' passports while he waits at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip, July 16, 2014.
  • Israelis gather to look at the Gaza Strip from a hilltop near the southern town of Sderot, July 15, 2014.
  • Smoke trails are seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel, July 15, 2014.
  • Palestinians inspect the damage caused by an early morning Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, July 16, 2014.
  • Smoke rises after Israeli missile strikes hit the northern Gaza Strip, July 16, 2014.

Israel Warns Gaza Residents to Leave; Airstrikes Continue

Published July 16, 2014

Israel's miltiary has warned tens of thousands of residents in northern Gaza to leave their homes "until further notice," as it continues its campaign of airstrikes against Hamas militants who have been firing rockets toward Israel.

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