Tensions rose in the Middle East as Palestinian militants target Israel’s commercial capital Tel Aviv with missiles from the Gaza Strip. The fighting killed three Israelis and 19 Palestinians, including children. This is the worst outbreak of violence since the Israeli assault on Gaza 4 years ago. Israel began bombarding the Gaza Strip in response to rocket attacks, killing a top Hamas chief. It is unclear if a ground offensive will ensue but the conflict played out online, with both sides tweeting about the violence, and hackers targeting Israeli websites.
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