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Rockets kill 2 Israelis; 28 die in Gaza as Israel hits Hamas

A confrontation between Israel and Hamas sparked by weeks of tensions in contested Jerusalem escalated Tuesday. Israel unleashed new airstrikes on Gaza, killing a number of militants and civilians, while militants barraged southern Israel with hundreds of rockets, killing two Israelis.

An explosion caused by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip is seen early Tuesday, May 11, 2021. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

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This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, orange, emerging from the surface of cells, green, cultured in the lab. (NIAID-RML via AP)