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In photos: Dozens dead as Israel and Hamas step up air strikes
At least 35 Palestinians and five Israelis were killed when fighting between the Israeli military and Hamas took place on a third day on Wednesday, according to Reuters. The big picture: The worst air exchange between Israel and Hamas since 2014 comes after an escalation in violence in Jerusalem that injured hundreds of Palestinians and several Israeli police officers during protests against the planned evictions of Palestinian families from their homes. With Axios Markets, you get market news that is worthy of your time. Subscribe for free. The UN has declared that the evictions would violate international law. On May 12, smoke rises at Ashkelon’s refinery, which was hit by Hamas rockets in southern Israel near the Gaza Strip the day before. Photo: Jack Guez / AFP via Getty Images After the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City on May 11, people gather at the site of a collapsed building. Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP via Getty Images Rockets are fired from Gaza towards the coastal city of Tel Aviv, Israel on May 11th. Photo: Anas Baba / AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian youth comforts an injured boy who is receiving medical care at al-Shifa hospital after an Israeli air strike in Gaza on May 11. Photo: Mahmud HamsA / AFP via Getty Images Israeli emergency services transport an injured man to the town of Holon near Tel Aviv on May 11. Photo: Gideon Markowicz / AFP via Getty Images Israeli soldiers fire tear gas at Palestinian protesters at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem in the occupied West Bank on May 11. Photo: Abbas Momani / AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian protester burned at the Beit El tire checkpoint early May 12 in response to Israeli security forces. Photo: Issam Rimawi / Anadolu Agency via Getty Image’s smoke rises from Israeli airstrikes in Gaza City on May 11. Photo: Anas Baba / AFP via Getty Images Israeli forces and others take cover on the ground as rockets are fired from the Gaza Strip into the southern city of Ashkelon on May 11 Photo: Jack Guez / AFP via Getty Images A Palestinian man holds an injured girl waited for medical treatment at al-Shifa Hospital following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on May 11. Nine children were among 24 Palestinians killed in Israeli air strikes the previous day, AP reported. Photo: Mahmud Hams / AFP via Getty Images A rabbi investigates damage at a religious school in the central Israeli city of Lod near Tel Aviv on May 11 after a nightly exchange of fire. Photo: Ahmad Gharabli / AFP via Getty Images Smoke rises from a fire caused by Israeli air strikes in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on May 11. Photo: Said Khatib / AFP via Getty Images Rockets are fired from Gaza into Israel in May 11. Photo: Majdi Fathi / NurPhoto via Getty Images Palestinian children inspect their damaged home after an Israeli air strike in Al Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on May 11th. Photo: Mohammed Abed / AFP via Getty Images Israel’s Iron Dome air defense system intercepts missiles over the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon after they were fired from the Gaza Strip on May 10. Photo: Jack Guez / AFP via Getty Images Israeli forces fire tear gas at Palestinians throwing stones during a protest in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank on May 10. Photo: Hazem Bade / AFP via Getty Images Palestinian medics evacuate a wounded person during protests in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque on May 10. Photo: Ahmad Ghabarli / AFP via Getty Images Palestini Ans reacts to Israeli forces during a protest against attacks by Israeli police on Palestinians in Masjid al-Aqsa in Nablus, West Bank, early May 11th. Photo: Mamoun Wazwaz / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Israeli forces during a Palestinian protest against Masjid al -Aqsa, in Nablus, West Bank, early May 11th. Photo: Mamoun Wazwaz / Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect the latest exchanges and additional photos. Do you like this article? Get more from Axios and subscribe to Axios Markets for free.