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Israel pounds Gaza with massive airstrikes

This is the largest attack on Gaza since the 2014 war.

Palestinian youths mourn at al-Shifa hospital morgue on July 14, 2018 after two teenagers were killed in one of a series of Israeli raids. - Aged 15 and 16, two Palestinians were on a road west of Gaza City when an air strike struck a nearby empty building, CREDIT: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images.
Palestinian youths mourn at al-Shifa hospital morgue on July 14, 2018 after two teenagers were killed in one of a series of Israeli raids. - Aged 15 and 16, two Palestinians were on a road west of Gaza City when an air strike struck a nearby empty building, CREDIT: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images.

Israel just carried out a massive daytime airstrike campaign in Gaza — the largest since the 2014 war — with Hamas firing back with rockets on Saturday.

The Associated Press says there are no reports of casualties so far, but Getty Images has already moved photos of bodies being taken into hospital morgues.

A relative tries to identify the body of a teenage Palestinian who was killed in one of a series of Israeli raids, at al-Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza City on July 14, 2018. CREDIT: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images.
A relative tries to identify the body of a teenage Palestinian who was killed in one of a series of Israeli raids, at al-Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza City on July 14, 2018. CREDIT: Anas Baba/AFP/Getty Images.

Photos also show what appear to be residential areas being struck.

A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows smoke plumes risisng following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. CREDIT: Mahmud Hams/AFP)     /Getty Images.
A picture taken on July 14, 2018 shows smoke plumes risisng following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City. CREDIT: Mahmud Hams/AFP) /Getty Images.
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The flare-up is a troubling escalation following the deadly protests at the fence between Gaza and Israel between March and May.

The protests and the killings have not stopped, although they have lessened in intensity.

The Israeli military maintains that it was focusing on military targets, hitting 40 Hamas targets in the past three days.

Thousands of Palestinians on Friday gathered near the Gaza fence for one of their semi-regular protests, when a 15-year-old Palestinian who tried to climb the fence into Israeli territory was shot and killed. A 20-year-old at a protest in southern Gaza was shot on the same day and had died of his wounds by Saturday.

An Israeli officer was also wounded when a grenade was launched at him.

The protests held at the fence — which is not a legal international border — are aimed at highlighting the Israeli-Egyptian blockade in place after Hamas was voted into power in Gaza after being voted into power in 2006.