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Why has Israel-Gaza conflict flared? – BBC News

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Israeli air strikes on Gaza and rocket fire into Israel have continued, seven days since Israel’s operation against Palestinian militants began.

Palestinian officials say 172 people in Gaza have been killed.

Israel says nearly 1,000 rockets have been fired from Gaza in that time, but there have been no reports of any fatalities.

The BBC’s Paul Adams looks at why tensions have escalated in the region and explains the background to the crisis.

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