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In pictures: Violence in Gaza and Israel

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image captionIsrael has continued carrying out air strikes against targets in the Gaza Strip for a third consecutive day.
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image captionIsrael said more than 600 sites had been targeted since Wednesday. It has vowed to intensify the assault.
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image captionHere, a Hamas militant walks through the debris-strewn streets of Gaza City.
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image captionMeanwhile, Hamas has continued to fire rockets into Israel, with several rockets aimed at Tel Aviv and - for the first time - at Jerusalem.
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image captionLife in some Israeli cities has come to a standstill, with many schools and businesses remaining closed. Although Israelis live in fear of further attacks, many have expressed their support for the government's actions against Hamas.
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image captionThese Israelis took cover on a hospital staircase in Jerusalem after a siren warned of incoming rockets.
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image captionThree Israelis have been killed in the violence - the funeral of Itzik Amsalem was held on Friday in Kiryat Malachi.
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image captionIsraeli troops have been massing on the border with Gaza. Up to 75,000 reservists have been called up. But some voices in the international community have appealed to Israel not to launch a ground offensive.
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image captionThe Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has accused Israel of perpetrating massacres in Gaza. Local officials said at least 28 people had been killed in the territory by Friday, including seven children and a pregnant woman.
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image captionAmong the sites that were hit in Gaza was this building, reported to be house of Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Shmala.
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image captionIn the West Bank there were demonstrations against the Israeli air strikes. Israeli troops responded with tear gas

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