19 July 2014

AP PHOTOS: Images from Israeli assault in Gaza

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israeli and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
The smoke trail of multiple missiles fired by Palestinian militants from inside northern Gaza Strip, is seen as they make their way towards Israel, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel's ground assault on Gaza assault opens a new, potentially extended and bloodier stage in the conflict following a 10-day Israeli campaign of more than 2,000 airstrikes against Gaza that had failed to halt militants rocket fire on Israeli cities.
The smoke trail of multiple missiles fired by Palestinian militants from inside northern Gaza Strip, is seen as they make their way towards Israel, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel's ground assault on Gaza assault opens a new, potentially extended and bloodier stage in the conflict following a 10-day Israeli campaign of more than 2,000 airstrikes against Gaza that had failed to halt militants rocket fire on Israeli cities. 
An Israeli tank moves into position near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
An Israeli tank moves into position near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
Relatives gather at a hospital morgue around the body of a member of the Abu Tawela family, first name not available, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
Relatives gather at a hospital morgue around the body of a member of the Abu Tawela family, first name not available, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel launched a ground operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
An Israeli soldier walks with a prayer shawl near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
An Israeli soldier walks with a prayer shawl near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
A Palestinian worker at Shifa hospital's morgue cleans a metallic stretcher of blood from Palestinians, killed in various Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014, on the 11th day of conflict that has already seen more than 274 Palestinians killed in Gaza, around a fifth of them children.
A Palestinian worker at Shifa hospital's morgue cleans a metallic stretcher of blood from Palestinians, killed in various Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014, on the 11th day of conflict that has already seen more than 274 Palestinians killed in Gaza, around a fifth of them children.
An Israeli armored personnel carrier rides near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
An Israeli armored personnel carrier rides near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
A Palestinian inspects the hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family, Abd Ali Inteiz, 23, Mohammed Salem Inteiz, 2, and Mohammed Ibrahim Inteiz, 12, were killed overnight when an tank shell hit the family house, according to the family.
A Palestinian inspects the hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family, Abd Ali Inteiz, 23, Mohammed Salem Inteiz, 2, and Mohammed Ibrahim Inteiz, 12, were killed overnight when an tank shell hit the family house, according to the family.
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks and troops late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks and troops late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
A medic tries to comfort distraught, wounded Palestinians in the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, early Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers by launching a ground operation late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.
A medic tries to comfort distraught, wounded Palestinians in the emergency room of Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, early Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers by launching a ground operation late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.
An Israeli soldier sleeps near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
An Israeli soldier sleeps near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities.
A Palestinian inspects a hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family, Abd Ali Inteiz, 23, Mohammed Salem Inteiz, 2, and Mohammed Ibrahim Inteiz, 12, were killed overnight when an tank shell hit the family house, according to the family.
A Palestinian inspects a hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family, Abd Ali Inteiz, 23, Mohammed Salem Inteiz, 2, and Mohammed Ibrahim Inteiz, 12, were killed overnight when an tank shell hit the family house, according to the family.
Israeli soldiers gather near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014, a day after Israel began ground offensive in Gaza. The assault opens a new, potentially extended and bloodier stage in the conflict following a 10-day Israeli campaign of more than 2,000 airstrikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told his military to prepare for a possible "significant" expansion of the operation.
Israeli soldiers gather near the border of Israel and Gaza, Friday, July 18, 2014, a day after Israel began ground offensive in Gaza. The assault opens a new, potentially extended and bloodier stage in the conflict following a 10-day Israeli campaign of more than 2,000 airstrikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told his military to prepare for a possible "significant" expansion of the operation.
A Palestinian girl rests on the floor of a room in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their home in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Arabic on the wall reads, " welcome to the Gaza girl school, I have the right to play and study."
A Palestinian girl rests on the floor of a room in a United Nations school where dozens of families have sought refuge after fleeing their home in fear of Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Arabic on the wall reads, " welcome to the Gaza girl school, I have the right to play and study."
A Palestinian man inspects the damage by an Israleli strike at the Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family were killed overnight when a tank shell hit the family house, according to the family. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
A Palestinian man inspects the damage by an Israleli strike at the Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family were killed overnight when a tank shell hit the family house, according to the family. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
A wounded girl is treated at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, early Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers by launching a ground operation late Thursday, in a conflict that has already seen more than 274 Palestinians killed in Gaza, around a fifth of them children.
A wounded girl is treated at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, early Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers by launching a ground operation late Thursday, in a conflict that has already seen more than 274 Palestinians killed in Gaza, around a fifth of them children.
An Israeli soldier wearing a prayer shawl walks near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
An Israeli soldier wearing a prayer shawl walks near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.
A relative of a member of the Abu Tawela family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, comforts another after seeing their loved one at the hospital's morgue, Friday, July 18, 2014.
A relative of a member of the Abu Tawela family, killed overnight by an Israeli strike in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, comforts another after seeing their loved one at the hospital's morgue, Friday, July 18, 2014.

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