Violence intensifies amid tensions between Israel and Gaza

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Palestinian and Israeli forces clashed on Sunday over a sniper who wounded two Israeli soldiers, The New York Times reports.

Violence quickly escalated, with both sides launching rockets and missiles at each other. The Israeli army says Gaza launched 600 projectiles over a period of two days.

Israel used its Iron Dome anti-missile batteries to shoot down incoming projectiles from Gaza, according to the New York Times.

Israel's military also used jets, drones, tanks and attack helicopters to evade incoming attacks from Gaza.

According to CNN, four people in Israel were killed by rockets from Gaza. As many as 23 Gazans have been reported to be killed by Israeli strikes, Haaretz reports.

Health officials in Gaza as saying tDhat two pregnant women, two infants and a 12-year-old boy had also been killed in the attack, CNN reports.

Officials in Gaza claim both of the infants died as a result of an Israeli air strike. Israel claims one of the infants died due to a misfired rocket.

A Palestinian official told Reuters an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire agreement had been reached between both sides to end the violence on Monday, May 6.

This is one of the worst conflicts between the two sides since 2014, according to The New York Times.

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Palestinian flag and Israeli flag, and a sniper targeting two Israeli soldiers
2. Gaza on a map and projectiles being launched
3. The Iron Dome anti-missile batteries and an Israeli military jet, drone tank and attack helicopter
4. Number of deaths in Israel and Palestine

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The New York Times reports Palestinian and Israeli forces clashed on Sunday over a sniper who wounded two Israeli soldiers."

"This quickly escalated, with both sides launching rockets and missiles at each other."

"The Israeli army says Gaza launched 600 projectiles over a period of two days."

"According to the New York Times, Israel used its Iron Dome anti-missile batteries to shoot down incoming projectiles from Gaza."

"Israel's military also used jets, drones, tanks and attack helicopters to evade incoming attacks from Gaza."

"According to CNN, four people in Israel were killed by rockets from Gaza."

"Haaretz reports as many as 23 Gazans have been reported to be killed by Israeli strikes."

"CNN reports health officials in Gaza as saying that two pregnant women, two infants and a 12-year-old boy had also been killed in the attack."

SOURCES: The Jerusalem Post, The Guardian, The New York Times, CNN, Reuters
https://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Cabinet-directs-IDF-to-continue-attacks-and-prepare-for-Gaza-escalation-588868
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/may/05/gaza-militants-and-israeli-forces-lurch-into-new-round-of-violence
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/05/world/middleeast/gaza-rockets-israel-palestinians.html
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/05/05/middleeast/israel-airstrikes-gaza-rockets-intl/index.html?no-st=1557110487
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-palestinians-truce/palestinians-say-gaza-ceasefire-reached-with-israel-idUSKCN1SC02H