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Bloody Weekend in Gaza

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Sunday was the deadliest day yet in the recent battles in the Gaza Strip, capping a bloody weekend where more than a hundred Palestinians were killed, as well as 18 Israeli soldiers, following an Israeli advance into Gaza. Israel said on Sunday it had expanded its ground offensive, and Hamas militants kept up rocket fire into the Jewish state with no sign of a diplomatic breakthrough to end the worst fighting between Israel and Hamas in two years. The New York Times reports the death toll reaching at least 425 since Israel's air offensive began on July 8. gathered here are photographs of the conflict from just the past few days. Warning: Many of these photographs are graphic in nature. [42 photos]

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A Palestinian woman wearing clothes stained with the blood of other relatives, who medics said were wounded in Israeli shelling, cries in a hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
A Palestinian woman wearing clothes stained with the blood of other relatives, who medics said were wounded in Israeli shelling, cries in a hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Mohammed Salem)
Israeli tanks maneuver outside the northern Gaza Strip on July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its land offensive in Gaza with artillery, tanks and gunboats on Friday and warned it could "significantly widen" an operation Palestinian officials said was killing ever greater numbers of civilians. (Reuters/Ronen Zvulun) #
Smoke and the flare of an explosion rise after an Israeli missile hit the Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. The neighborhood came under heavy tank fire Sunday as Israel widened its ground offensive against Hamas, causing hundreds of panicked residents to flee. (AP Photo/Adel Hana) #
A Palestinian evacuates a wounded man following what police said was an Israeli air strike on a house in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
A Palestinian medic evacuates the body of a girl from Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Israeli Apache attack helicopter shoots a missile over the Gaza Strip as seen from Israel's border with Gaza, on July 19, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) #
Journalists and residents of the southern Israeli city of Sderot take cover on July 20, 2014 as they are on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip where people watch the fighting between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Palestinian policeman carries a boy, who medics said was wounded in Israeli shelling, at a hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Suhaib Salem) #
Medics try to revive a Palestinian, wounded during an Israeli strike, at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, on July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
The body of a child lies in the morgue of the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. At least 40 people were killed and nearly 400 wounded in Israeli shelling of the Shejaiya district overnight, medics said. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
An interception of a rocket by the Iron Dome anti-missile system, above the Israeli town of Sderot, on July 21, 2014. (Reuters/Baz Ratner) #
Palestinians flee their homes in Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014, after heavy Israeli shelling that left casualties lying in the streets, an AFP correspondent reported. Ambulances were unable to reach much of the area along the border because of heavy fire, and emergency services told AFP there were reports of dead and wounded trapped by the bombardment. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile hit Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City, on July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) #
An Israeli shell hits the minaret of a mosque during Israeli air strikes on the eastern part of Gaza City on July 19, 2014. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images) #
Israeli soldiers from the Golani Infantry Brigade prepare their equipment and weapons near their Armored Personnel Carrier at an army deployment near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 19, 2014. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) #
Israelis, mostly residents of the southern Israeli city of Sderot, one holding a national flag, sit on a hill overlooking the Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2014, to watch the fighting between the Israeli army and Palestinian militants. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) #
The sky and the city are lit by Israeli forces' flares in the northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
A soldier motions that he does not want his photo taken while on an operation near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 19, 2014 near Sderot, Israel. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) #
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike on Gaza City, on July 19, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Palestinian carries the body of a child following an Israeli strike that hit a building in Gaza City, on July 20, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
An Israeli soldier runs with shell next to artillery cannons on July 20, 2014 at the Israeli-Gaza border. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) #
A Palestinian man holds the hand of a badly wounded woman, who medics said was wounded in an Israeli air strike, in the northern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Abed Abu Reyash) #
Medics evacuate the body of a girl from Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Palestinian medic tries to comfort a wounded boy in Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
Palestinians, one holding a white flag, flee Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, northern Gaza Strip, Sunday, July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
Lifeless bodies of children lay in the morgue of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
Palestinian relatives of Roshdi Naser, mourn during his funeral in the Khan Younis refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 19, 2014. Naser and eight others were killed in an early morning Israeli missile strike, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A Palestinian man holds his daughters, Shada and Lama al-Ejla, who were injured in an Israeli tank attack, as he leaves al-Shifa hospital on July 18, 2014 in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
Palestinian Mahmoud Hamad, top, along with other members of the immediate and the extended family, inspects the damage at family house, destroyed by an Israeli strike, in Beit Lahiya on July 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) #
An Israeli soldier gestures on a Merkava tank, as part of the Israeli army deployment near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #
Israeli soldiers give medical care to soldiers who where wounded during an offensive in Gaza on July 20, 2014 at the Israeli-Gaza border. (Lior Mizrahi/Getty Images) #
Israeli soldiers carry the flag-draped coffin of their comrade Amotz Greenberg during his funeral in the central town of Hod Hasharon on July 20, 2014. Eighteen Israeli soldiers, including Greenberg, and two Israeli civilians have been killed since a near two-week-old offensive was launched in response, Israel says, to mounting cross-border rocket attacks by Hamas militants. (Reuters/Tomer Appelbaum) #
Soldiers and relatives mourn at the grave of Israeli Sergeant Banaya Rubel during his funeral on July 20, 2014 in Holon, Israel. Sergeant Rubel was killed along with another IDF soldier on the twelfth day of operation 'Protective Edge,' when Hamas militants infiltrated Israel from a tunnel dug from Gaza and engaged Israeli soldiers. (Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images) #
The parents of 32-year-old Israeli army captain Tzafrir Bar-Or, a commander of the Golani Brigade killed the previous day fighting a group of Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, mourn over his coffin during his funeral in the central town of Holon, near Tel Aviv, on July 21, 2014. (Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images) #
Israeli soldiers of the 155mm artillery canons unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position near Israel's border with the coastal Palestinian enclave, on July 19, 2014. (Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images) #
A Palestinian man reacts as he stands in a damaged street in Gaza's eastern Shejaiya district on July 20, 2014. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images) #
Palestinian medical personnel treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
A Palestinian searches for belongings among the rubble of a house which police said was destroyed in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa) #
A Palestinian family lies dead where they had sheltered near a stairwell during the Israeli military offensive on the Shejaiya neighborhood between Gaza City and the Israeli border on July 20, 2014. (Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images) #
Palestinians carry a wounded woman into the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) #
An Israeli Apache helicopter fires flares above Israel near the border with northern Gaza on July 20, 2014. (Reuters/Baz Ratner) #
Netream Netzleam holds the body of her daughter Razel, 1, who medics said died on Friday from injuries sustained in an Israeli air strike on Thursday afternoon, at her funeral in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 18, 2014. (Reuters/Finbarr O'Reilly) #

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