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A Long, Loud Night Of Attacks In Gaza

A Palestinian man reacts as flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by overnight Israeli shelling, on July 29, 2014, in the south of Gaza City. The damage of the power plant exacerbated the heavy damage to civilian infrastructure in Gaza already inflicted during the 22 days of the Israeli offensive. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian man reacts as flames engulf the fuel tanks of the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip after it was hit by overnight Israeli shelling, on July 29, 2014, in the south of Gaza City. The damage of the power plant exacerbated the heavy damage to civilian infrastructure in Gaza already inflicted during the 22 days of the Israeli offensive. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Last night was a fierce night of attacks on Gaza. Israel stepped up strikes there after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that this may be a prolonged war.

The Israeli army claimed it hit “over 70 terror sites throughout the Gaza Strip.” The targets hit include the only power plant supplying electricity to the Gaza Strip.

The United Nations has said that at least a tenth of all residents have been internally displaced to UNRWA shelters in Gaza.

NPR’s Emily Harris is in Gaza and speaks with Here & Now’s Robin Young about the damage after last night’s attacks, how Palestinians in Gaza are celebrating the major Muslim holiday of Eid and the latest on ceasefire talks.

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