The Israeli-Palestinian conflict: The best and worst of the current crisis

By David Sheen-Loherman and Eytan ZeevThe war in Gaza continues to escalate.

The death toll from the conflict is rising and is projected to rise further.

Israel and Hamas have both escalated their attacks, targeting the civilian population and civilian infrastructure in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

This week, Israel launched an airstrike on a house in the town of Rafah that had been hit by rockets fired from Gaza.

At least six people were killed and several others wounded, the Israeli military said.

The Gaza war, however, has seen a rise in violence since Hamas seized power in 2007, with more than 1,300 Palestinians killed and nearly 4,500 injured.

Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in November 2016 to destroy tunnels used by Hamas to smuggle weapons and other supplies into the Gaza strip.

This has caused thousands of Palestinians to flee their homes, according to the United Nations, but Israel has continued to use the operation as a pretext to launch attacks on Gaza.

Israel’s offensive in Gaza began with a series of airstrikes and shelling on the homes of the Hamas leadership, including the group’s senior leader, Ismail Haniyeh.

Israel has blamed Hamas for many of the deaths and injuries in the ongoing war, including more than 400 Palestinians killed in the past week alone.

In addition to the rocket fire, Israel has carried out hundreds of airstrikes on the territory.

Israel has fired over 100,000 rockets into Gaza since the start of the operation, according the Palestinian Health Ministry.