Israel killed top Hamas commander Ahmed Jaabari, on 14th November, followed by what Palestinians said were at least 60 Israeli air strikes in which several people were killed and wounded. The UN Security Council held a late night emergency meeting on escalating tensions between Israel and Gaza after Israel carried out more than 20 air strikes and sea artillery attacks on the Palestinian territory, killing the military commander for Hamas, which controls the territory. – Text and photos by AFP.

A Palestinian boy pushes his bycicle through the rubble in an area targeted by an Israeli.
A Palestinian boy pushes his bycicle through the rubble in an area targeted by an Israeli.
A Palestinian youth walks amid destruction following an Israeli air strike.
A Palestinian youth walks amid destruction following an Israeli air strike.
A general view shows a crater at a sport targeted by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.
A general view shows a crater at a sport targeted by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.
A Palestinian man points to a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike on a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City in the early hours of November 15, 2012.
A Palestinian man points to a destroyed house following an Israeli air strike on a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City in the early hours of November 15, 2012.
A Palestinian youth walks through a crater following an Israeli air strike on a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City.
A Palestinian youth walks through a crater following an Israeli air strike on a residential neighbourhood in Gaza City.
A Palestinian man sits amid the rubble in his bombed house following an Israeli air strike. - Photo by AFP
A Palestinian man sits amid the rubble in his bombed house following an Israeli air strike. - Photo by AFP

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