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The Toll of Eight Days of Conflict in Gaza and Israel

A week of fighting has left more than 200 people dead in Israel and the occupied territories, the vast majority of them Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes in the Gaza Strip.


Deaths in Israel and the occupied territories





Deaths in the occupied territories

10 people were killed

in Hamas rocket and

missile attacks.

2 people died in

civil unrest.

20 people have been killed related to clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

Israeli airstrikes killed

at least 212 people

in the Gaza Strip.

Deaths in the occupied territories

10 people were killed in Hamas rocket and missile attacks.

2 people died in civil unrest.

20 people have been

killed related to clashes

with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

Israeli airstrikes killed

at least 212 people

in the Gaza Strip.

Deaths in the occupied territories

10 people were killed

in Hamas rocket and

missile attacks.

2 people died

in civil unrest.

20 people have been killed related to clashes with

Israeli security forces in

the West Bank.

Israeli airstrikes killed

at least 212 people

in the Gaza Strip.

Deaths in the occupied territories

20 people have been killed related to clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank.

10 people were killed

in Hamas rocket and

missile attacks.

2 people died

in civil unrest.

Israeli airstrikes killed

at least 212 people

in the Gaza Strip.


Note: Eight deaths in the Gaza Strip and three deaths in the West Bank could not be located. And one person was killed by Israeli forces on Israel’s border with Lebanon, according to Lebanese authorities. | Sources: Palestinian Center for Human Rights; United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs; Palestinian Ministry of Health; Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The violence has intensified over the past eight days as diplomatic efforts have stalled and Israel has scaled up its bombing campaign against Hamas.

The war is being fought on multiple fronts. According to the Israeli Air Force, Hamas, the militant group that rules the Gaza Strip, has fired more than 3,300 rockets toward Israeli cities and towns, killing at least 10 people. Israeli forces and settlers have killed 20 Palestinians during unrest in the West Bank, a Palestinian human rights group said. And a wave of mob attacks hit at least one mixed Arab-Jewish city in Israel.

But the worst devastation is in Gaza, a densely packed coastal enclave of about two million people. Israeli forces have struck homes, refugee camps, medical facilities and other buildings.

Israeli officials have said the assault is aimed at destroying Hamas’s ability to make and launch missiles and a network of underground tunnels used by Hamas to move people and equipment. But the strikes have killed at least 212 people, including at least 61 children, according to local health authorities, drawing international condemnation.


Deaths in Gaza





An airstrike destroyed a high-rise building that housed media organizations.

More than 40 Palestinians, including at least 10 children, were killed in a strike that destroyed several homes.

Two young boys were killed

when a missile struck while they were playing outside their home.

An Israeli airstrike that hit a house in a refugee camp killed at least 10 people from the same extended family, eight of them children.

Two young boys were killed when a missile struck while they were playing outside their home.

More than 40 Palestinians, including at least 10 children, were killed in a strike that destroyed several homes.

An Israeli airstrike that hit a house in a refugee camp killed at least 10 people from the same extended family, eight of them children.


Note: Twelve deaths in the Gaza Strip could not be located. | Source: Palestinian Center for Human Rights

On Saturday, an Israeli airstrike destroyed a well-known tower that housed some of the world’s leading news media organizations, including The Associated Press and Al Jazeera. The strikes have destroyed 132 buildings in Gaza and left 2,500 people homeless, according to Palestinian officials.


Towers destroyed in Gaza City





Al Johara tower, May 12

A nine-story building was

struck by multiple missiles

but did not collapse.

Al Shorouq tower, May 12

An Israeli airstrike destroyed

a 14-story building.

Al Jalaa tower, May 15

A 12-story building housing

the offices of The Associated

Press and Al Jazeera was

destroyed.

Hanadi tower, May 11

A 13-story tower with a mix of

residential apartments and

commercial offices was destroyed.

Al Johara tower, May 12

A nine-story building was

struck by multiple missiles

but did not collapse.

Al Shorouq tower, May 12

An Israeli airstrike destroyed

a 14-story building.

Al Jalaa tower, May 15

A 12-story building

housing the offices of

The Associated Press

and Al Jazeera was

destroyed.

Hanadi tower, May 11

A 13-story tower with a mix

of residential apartments

and commercial offices was

destroyed.

Al Shorouq tower, May 12

An Israeli airstrike destroyed

a 14-story building.

Al Johara tower, May 12

A nine-story building was

struck by multiple missiles

but did not collapse.

Al Jalaa tower, May 15

A 12-story building housing the offices of The Associated Press and Al Jazeera was destroyed.

Hanadi tower, May 11

A 13-story tower with a mix

of residential apartments

and commercial offices

was destroyed.


Satellite images from Planet Labs

The conflict exploded into daily bouts of violence on May 10, after the Israeli police said they raided the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of Islam’s holiest sites, to stop what they said protesters were throwing stones. Gaza militants fired rockets toward Jerusalem.

Eight days of violence

Day 1 May 10 | Israeli airstrikes began Monday after militants fired a salvo of rockets toward Jerusalem.

Day 2 May 11 | By Tuesday night, more than 30 Palestinians had been killed, including 10 children.

Day 3 May 12 | Waves of mob violence between Jews and Arabs spread across Israeli cities as rockets and missiles streaked overhead.

Day 4 May 13 | Israel intensified its campaign of airstrikes against Hamas, pulverizing buildings, offices and homes.

Day 5 May 14 | Violence erupted in several places on the West Bank, as Israeli soldiers fired on demonstrators, some of whom threw stones and lit fires.

Day 6 May 15 | Israel destroyed a building housing the offices of two major news media outlets, thousands of Palestinians fled their homes and Hamas militants fired more rocket barrages toward the Tel Aviv area.

Day 7 May 16 | In the conflict’s most lethal episode so far, dozens of Palestinians were killed early Sunday morning in an airstrike on several apartments in Gaza City.

Day 8 May 17 | The Israeli Army released 110 rockets and bombs on some 35 targets in a predawn bombardment that lasted about 20 minutes.

Sources: Palestinian Ministry of Health; Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Underneath the military battle in the skies, mob violence erupted in the city of Lod, where rival Arab and Jewish groups attacked people, cars, shops, offices and hotels early last week. Two people died of their injuries.


Reports of civil unrest in Israeli cities





Acre, May 12

A Jewish-owned hotel was ransacked by an Arab mob.

Umm al-Fahm, May 12

Israel’s national medical

service said an ambulance

crew was attacked.

Jaffa, May 14

A Molotov cocktail thrown through the window of a home injured two Arab children.

Bat Yam, May 12

A Jewish mob pulled

a man they presumed to be Arab from his car and beat him unconscious.

Lod, May 12

Israel declared a state of emergency after sectarian violence swept through the city.

Jerusalem, May 10

Israeli police armed with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-tipped bullets burst into the Aqsa Mosque for the second time in three days.

Acre, May 12

A Jewish-owned hotel was ransacked by an Arab mob.

Umm al-Fahm, May 12

Israel’s national medical

service said an ambulance

crew was attacked.

Jaffa, May 14

A Molotov cocktail thrown through the window of a home injured two Arab children.

Bat Yam, May 12

A Jewish mob pulled a man they presumed to be Arab from his car and beat him unconscious.

Lod, May 12

Israel declared a state of emergency after sectarian violence swept through the city.

Jerusalem, May 10

Israeli police armed with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-tipped bullets burst into the Aqsa Mosque for the second time in three days.

Acre, May 12

A Jewish-owned hotel was ransacked by an Arab mob.

Umm al-Fahm, May 12

Israel’s national medical

service said an ambulance

crew was attacked.

Jaffa, May 14

A Molotov cocktail thrown through the window of a home injured two Arab children.

Bat Yam, May 12

A Jewish mob pulled a man they presumed to be Arab from his car and beat him unconscious.

Lod, May 12

Israel declared a state of emergency after sectarian violence swept through the city.

Jerusalem, May 10

Israeli police armed with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-tipped bullets burst into the Aqsa Mosque for the second time in three days.

Acre, May 12

A Jewish-owned hotel was ransacked by an Arab mob.

Umm al-Fahm,

May 12

Israel’s national medical service said an ambulance crew was attacked.

Jaffa, May 14

A Molotov cocktail thrown through the window of a home injured two Arab children.

Bat Yam,

May 12

A Jewish mob pulled a man from his car and beat him unconscious.

Lod, May 12

Israel declared a state of emergency after sectarian violence swept through the city.

Jerusalem, May 10

Israeli police armed with tear gas, stun grenades and rubber-tipped bullets burst into the Aqsa Mosque for the second time in three days.


The violence is the worst since 2014, when Israel’s seven-week invasion of Gaza and Hamas’s rocket fire ultimately claimed 2,200 lives, rendered large areas of the Gaza Strip uninhabitable and paralyzed Israel’s south. It took nearly three months for Israelis and Palestinians to reach a cease-fire.

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