A violent escalation in Gaza

An Egyptian-mediated ceasefire ends the deadliest flare-up since 2014

By MARK WEISS
May 16, 2019 16:39
A violent escalation in Gaza

Yael Nisinbaum reacts with shock after her house in southern Israel near the Gaza border was hit by a rocket on May 4. (photo credit: AMIR COHEN - REUTERS)

 
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An intense, three-day exchange of fire in early May left four Israelis and 25 Palestinians dead and provided a stark reminder to the incoming Israeli government that the problem of Gaza is still with us and is likely to reignite periodically, threatening to plunge the sides into an all-out conflagration, unless a lasting arrangement takes hold.

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