Violence Escalates in Israel — PICTURES

Nov. 17, 2012, 9:41 a.m.

As the rock­et at­tacks between Is­rael and the Ga­za Strip in­crease, so do fears of all out war in the re­gion. Is­rael con­tin­ues to amass troops along the Ga­za bor­der in pre­par­a­tion for a ground as­sault, and 75,000 mil­it­ary re­serv­ists have been put on stand by.

Overnight, an Is­raeli mis­sile strike des­troyed the of­fice of Hamas Prime Min­is­ter Is­mail Han­i­yeh. But Ga­za rock­et at­tacks con­tin­ue as well. On Sat­urday, air raid sirens soun­ded in Tel-Aviv for the third day in a row.

Be­low, pho­to­graph­ers in the re­gion cap­ture the in­creas­ingly bloody con­flict.