Palestinians celebrate Eid amid Israel-Gaza conflict

Israel prepared ground troops along the Gaza border on Thursday (May 13) as Hamas launched rocket barrages at Israel as international calls mounted for an end to the region's fiercest hostilities in years.

At least 72 people have been killed in Gaza since violence escalated on Monday (May 10), medics said, further straining hospitals already under heavy pressure during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seven people have been killed in Israel, its military said.

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