Smoke rises over Gaza as airstrikes continue to hit the enclave

(16 Apr 2024)
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ASSOCIATED PRESS
Southern Israel, near Gaza border – 16 April 2024
1. Various wide shots of smoke across the border
2. Pan from Israeli flag to large plume of black smoke following a strike in Gaza
STORYLINE:
Plumes of smoke rose into the sky over the Gaza Strip on Tuesday as airstrikes continue to hit the enclave.

Tensions in the region have ramped up since the start of the latest Israel-Hamas war on Oct. 7, when Hamas and Islamic Jihad, two militant groups backed by Iran, carried out a devastating cross-border attack that killed 1,200 people in Israel and kidnapped 250 others.

Israel responded with an offensive in Gaza that has caused widespread devastation and killed over 33,800 people, according to local health officials.

Israel’s military chief said Monday that the country will respond after Iran launched an attack involving hundreds of drones, ballistic missiles and cruise missiles.

World leaders are urging Israel not to retaliate.

Israel and Iran have been on a collision course throughout Israel’s six-month war against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip.

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