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Explosions In Gaza and Israel, As Seen From Space

07.23.14 Sophie Weiner

Alexander Gerst, a German astronaut living aboard the International Space Station took this photo of the Gaza Strip from space and posted it to Twitter today.

The tweet reads, “My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza & #Israel.” The death toll has now reached 655 Palestinians and 32 Israelis over the course of 16 days. (Image: @Astro_Alex)