Strikes Continue From Israel And Palestine

A Palestinian man lies amid the rubble of his house following an Israeli air strike that killed eight people, including members of his family, on July 10 in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis. The Israeli air force overnight hit more than 300 Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rocket fire from the besieged Palestinian territory, an army spokesman said. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel hit hundreds of Hamas targets in Gaza today, as militants there fired rockets into southern Israel. The Palestinians reported at least 16 deaths in Gaza.

Neither side has shown any sign of halting the fiercest fighting since an eight-day battle in 2012. This latest fighting was sparked by the killing of three Israeli teenagers and the revenge killing of a Palestinian teen.

The BBC’s Rushdi Abu Alouf joins Here & Now’s Robin Young from Gaza with the latest.

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  • Rushdi Abu Alouf, journalist based in Gaza, reporting for the BBC. He tweets @Rushdibbc.
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