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Sisilya al-Ousi sits in her apartment building's bomb shelter, where she spends most of her time. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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Smoke rises following an Israeli bombardment in the Gaza Strip, as seen from southern Israel, on Sunday. Ohad Zwigenberg/AP hide caption

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Palestinians displaced by the Israeli bombardment of the Gaza Strip take shelter at European Gaza Hospital in Rafah on Saturday. Hatem Ali/AP hide caption

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A picture taken from from the southern Lebanese village of Tayr Harfa, near the border with Israel, shows smoke billowing near an Israeli outpost from rockets fired by Hezbollah on Dec. 15. AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Hezbollah and Israel haven't plunged into all-out war

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Widad Ghareeb visits a neighbor's house that was destroyed by an Israeli attack during fighting between Israel and Lebanese Hezbollah forces that escalated when the latest Gaza war began. Ghareeb's home next door was also heavily damaged. Diego Ibarra Sánchez for NPR hide caption

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Away from Gaza, homes in south Lebanon bear the scars of Israel's other front line

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Amit Michelson, an Israeli military reservist, stands for a portrait at a military base near the border with Lebanon in northern Israel on Nov. 28. Tamir Kalifa for NPR hide caption

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As fighting grinds on in Gaza, some Israelis in the north want a war with Hezbollah

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Palestinian Hamas militants are seen during an event in the Bani Suheila district of Gaza City, Gaza Strip, on July 20, 2017. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

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An internally displaced woman feeds her daughter at their room in a school reconverted as a temporary center for internally displaced people on Oct. 25, in Tyre, Lebanon. The International Organization for Migration reported 19,646 people had been displaced inside Lebanon since Oct. 8, the day after an assault on Israel by Hamas militants. Manu Brabo/Getty Images hide caption

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Israel-Hezbollah fighting forces people in southern Lebanon to flee violence — again

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The NICU at Galilee Medical Center was the first part of the hospital to move underground. Claire Harbage/NPR hide caption

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Hospitals in Israel move underground to keep working amid rockets from Lebanon

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Iran's foreign minister: Armed groups are poised with 'their finger on the trigger'

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People carry Palestinian flags, Iranian flags and Hezbollah flags at Tehran's Revolution Square during an anti-Israel rally on Oct. 18. Morteza Nikoubazl/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Rockets are fired by Palestinian militants from Gaza toward Israel on Tuesday. Mahmud Hams/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli forces launch artillery fire toward southern Lebanon from the border zone in northern Israel on Monday, while Hezbollah denied involvement in clashes or "any infiltration attempt" into Israel. Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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FILE - An Israeli Navy vessel patrols in the Mediterranean Sea, while Lebanon and Israel are being called to resume indirect talks over their disputed maritime border with U.S. mediation, off the southern town of Naqoura, Monday, June 6, 2022. Mohammad Zaatari/AP hide caption

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Lebanese Interior Minister Bassam Mawlawi speaks during a press conference about Sunday's parliamentary elections, at the interior ministry in Beirut, Lebanon, on Monday. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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Friends and family members of slain prominent Lebanese activist and intellectual Lokman Slim (shown in the raised image), attend a memorial ceremony in the garden of the family residence in the capital Beirut's southern suburbs, a week after he was found dead in his car, on Feb. 11. Slim, 58, was an outspoken critic of Hezbollah. Joseph Eid/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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An Israeli soldier, seen in September, stands near a wall along the Israel-Lebanon border near the Israeli region of Rosh Haniqra. The Israeli military says it has launched an operation intended to "expose and thwart" tunnels built on the border by the Hezbollah militant group. Sebastian Scheiner/AP hide caption

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Hezbollah supporters carry the coffin of their slain top commander Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral procession in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, on Friday. Hassan Ammar/AP hide caption

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People gather near the site of a twin suicide attack Thursday in Burj al-Barajneh, southern Beirut, Lebanon. The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Bilal Hussein/AP hide caption

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Mourners attend the May 14 funeral of Hezbollah fighter Ahmad al-Amin in Babliyeh, Lebanon. Hezbollah is fighting alongside the Syrian army and Amin was killed while fighting in Syria's Qalamoun mountains against Nusra Front, al-Qaida's branch in Syria. The Syrian army has suffered multiple setbacks recently, but Hezbollah did help dislodge rebel fighters along the Syria-Lebanon border. Mohammad Zaatari/AP hide caption

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With Syria's Army Losing Ground, A Boost From Hezbollah

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