- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 23, 2014

There are a lot of different perspectives on the military conflict between Israel and Hamas, but Alexander Gerst has one that is truly unique: He’s watching it all unfold from the International Space Station.

“My saddest photo yet. From #ISS we can actually see explosions and rockets flying over #Gaza and #Israel,” the European astronaut and geophysicist tweeted Wednesday.

Palestinians have fired more than 2,000 rockets towards Israel. In response, Israel has launched multiple airstrikes since July 8.

Over 600 Palestinians and 25 Israelis have died since Israel’s military operations began, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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