WorldViews: What’s happening in Israel and the Palestinian territories today

By Swati Sharma, July 3, 2014

Here's a quick catch-up on the tensions in the region. Check out the timeline and map for more information.

Israel deployed troops to the Gaza Strip in response to an increase in rocket fire.

The Israeli army has been pounding the Palestinian territory after 30 rockets were launched from Gaza, according to Israel's estimates. Lt. Col. Peter Lerner, an Israeli army spokesman, told The Washington Post that 15 targets in Gaza were hit and that the hope was to see a "de-escalation of violence."

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