Photos Of Gaza Strip: Twitter, Instagram Users Share Graphic Pictures [WARNING, NSFW]

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A medic helps a Palestinian in the Shuja'iyya neighbourhood, which was heavily shelled by Israel during fighting, in Gaza City July 20, 2014

As the death toll climbed to a record high in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, social media users flooded outlets like Twitter and Instagram with pictures of the devastation. Some of the photos used in this article are not from verified accounts, but instead from Twitter users who claim to have authentic images from Gaza.

[WARNING: Some of the images below are extremely graphic] 

A hospital was reportedly targeted:

Japanese people condemned the violence:

LA Times Photographer Carolyn Cole took a picture of three women sobbing on Thursday:

Jim Roberts, the editor of Mashable, shared a picture taken by New York Times photographer Tyler Hicks:

A graphic image shows an injured man holding up a peace sign as he's covered in blood:

 

Instagram users also shared photographs from Gaza, with many of them adding inspirational messages in the hope that Hamas and Israel will ultimately agree to a cease-fire.

Pop star Selena Gomez shared a controversial image on Instagram on Sunday, leading people to speculate she was apparently siding with Hamas.

But Gomez wasn't the first to share a "Pray for Gaza" picture:

A different user posted a picture of a crying child to get his point across:

Tragically, many of the pictures shared by Instagram users were of injured children.

Sunday became the third and deadliest day for the Gaza Strip as both sides reported a record number of deaths, the New York Times wrote. More than 100 Palestinians died Sunday, and Israel’s military said that 13 of its soldiers were killed. Since the fighting started on July 8, the death total in Gaza has soared to at least 570 dead and more than 3,350 thousand have been wounded, according to CBS News.

The United States pledged $47 million in humanitarian aid as tens of thousands of Palestinians have been forced to leave their home in the Gaza Strip. Fighting between Israel and the militant group Hamas, which controls Gaza, has moved into its third week.

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