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What’s Behind Surging Israeli-Palestinian Violence

People walk through rubble following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on May 12.

People walk through rubble following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on May 12.

Photographer: Adel Hana/AP Photo:

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Israelis and Palestinians are caught in their worst round of violence since 2014, a sudden escalation of clashes with police into widespread airstrikes and rocket fire that have killed dozens of people and wounded hundreds more. The locus of the unrest shifted rapidly from Jerusalem to the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip as events collided and unleashed long-held grievances, giving the moves a larger significance.