Violence escalates between Israelis and Palestinians

Violence escalates between Israelis and Palestinians

Smoke rises from an Israeli airstrike on the Hanadi compound in Hamas-controlled Gaza City on May 11, 2021.

More than 1,000 rockets lit the skies of Israeli cities, while at least one high-rise residential building was shot down in the Israeli bombardment of the impoverished and stranded Gaza Strip, home to 2 million Palestinians.

At least 53 people, including 14 children, were killed in the Israeli bombardment, according to the Gaza health ministry.