Palestinians look the damage of a destroyed house where five members of the Ghannam family were killed in an Israeli missile strike early morning in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Friday, July 11, 2014.
24 Hours in Gaza
In one Facebook post, shared July 10 from the Gaza strip, a warning shot is fired approximately 30 seconds before an airstrike destroys a house. Witnesses yell Yallah! — let's go.
In another, taken July 10 in Deir Al Balah, Gaza, a home is obliterated by an Israeli airstrike on an otherwise calm day.
In Rafah — airstrikes hit both day and night.
This video, posted to Facebook, reportedly shows the scene just after one of the airstrikes in Rafah.
Neighbors descended on the scene of the airstrike to search for any signs of survivors in the rubble. These photos capture those efforts.
Photographers across the Gaza Strip are often first on the scene to document the destruction from Israel's airstrikes. Ahmed Salama shared this photo on Facebook of a child looking at the Ghanm family's house in Raffah, reportedly destroyed early Friday morning.
Many Instagram images show people standing among the piles of rubble.
Airstrikes, flames and plumes of smoke have become a regular sight.
24 Hours in IsraelThe aerial defense system, Iron Dome, has so far protected Israelis from the incoming rockets, though the near-constant sound of sirens and explosions in the skies still spark fear among residents. Videos shared on Instagram and Facebook convey the terror that sets in when the sirens start blaring.
Video footage shows the rockets flying overhead in Ashdod.
Occasionally, some of the rockets break through the Iron Dome. One of them fell in Ashdod on July 10, hitting a gas station and critically injuring at least one person. Israeli police released this CCTV footage of the rocket when it hit the gas station.
Images from the aftermath show the station in flames, a column of smoke rising over the city.
BREAKING PHOTOS: Rocket fired from Gaza moments ago hits a gas station in Ashdod, causing fire, 3 injured 1 seriously pic.twitter.com/PkfhQc73RG— Israel News Feed (@IsraelHatzolah) July 11, 2014
Israelis have shared photos of themselves, ducking for cover as the sirens begin.
Sirens in Ashdod. Father Covers his boy. Sounds of iron dome and smoke contrails on the sky pic.twitter.com/hKE5p7MiMG— Aaron Katersky (@AaronKatersky) July 11, 2014
Occasionally pieces of rockets can be found on the ground.The following Mashable video explains the background of the ongoing bombing campaigns:
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