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Rockets are launched towards Israel from Gaza City, controlled by the Palestinian Hamas movement, on May 18, 2021. – Heavy air strikes and rocket fire in the Israel-Gaza conflict claimed more lives on both sides as tensions flared in Palestinian “day of anger” protests in Jerusalem and the West Bank. Calls for a ceasefire intensified, but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Israel would continue its onslaught on the coastal enclave “as long as necessary,” before a UN Security Council meeting broke up after less than an hour without issuing a statement. (Photo by MAHMUD HAMS / AFP)