TEL AVIV—Israel’s military said it killed 14 senior Hamas commanders and officials as it intensified its airstrikes targeting the militant group in Gaza, as a wave of communal clashes between Jewish and Arab Israelis spread within the country’s borders.
Palestinian health ministry officials say the Israeli air campaign has killed 65 people since Monday, including 16 children. Six Israelis, including one child, have died in intense Hamas rocket barrages that began Monday evening, and one soldier died in an anti-tank missile attack.
Meanwhile, chaos also spread inside Israel as the conflagration connected to tensions over the contested city of Jerusalem this week took on a new dimension, with clashes between Jews and Arabs in mixed Israeli cities intensifying Wednesday evening. This was in spite of a massive deployment of border police around the country aimed at calming tensions and restoring order.
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