Israel amasses troops at the Gaza border

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Tensions between Hamas and Israel have escalated this week, as the two sides have exchanged rocket fire that has proven lethal, according to the New York Times, BBC, and Jerusalem Post.

Twenty-seven Palestinains and three Israelis have been killed since Wednesday, the BBC reported.

The Israeli Defence Force called up 16,000 reservists for a possible ground invasion into Gaza , according to the New York Times. The government will possibly call up 75,000 reservists, according to the Jerusalem Post.

Hamas fired missiles into Tel-Aviv and Jerusalem on Thursday and Friday, the New York Times reported. This is the first time that Hamas has fired rockets into Jerusalem.

The Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil visited Gaza Friday, the BBC reported

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