GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In the first full day of Israel's ground assault into Gaza on Friday, airstrikes rained down on targets in the tiny Mediterranean coastal strip and Hamas rockets streaked through the sky toward Israel. Caught between them, civilians sought shelter from the violence and buried their loved ones.

Here is a collection of images from the conflict.

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A Palestinian worker at Shifa hospital’s morgue cleans a metallic stretcher of blood from Palestinians, killed in various Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza
A Palestinian worker at Shifa hospital's morgue cleans a metallic stretcher of blood from Palestinians, killed in various Israeli airstrikes, in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014, on the 11th day of conflict that has already seen more than 274 Palestinians killed in Gaza, around a fifth of them children.(AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)


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An Israeli armored personnel carrier rides near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket
An Israeli armored personnel carrier rides near Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July 18, 2014 as Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers.(AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) (Dusan Vranic/AP)

A Palestinian inspects the hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza
A Palestinian inspects the hole made by an Israeli strike at the damaged Inteiz family house in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. Three members of the family, Abd Ali Inteiz, 23, Mohammed Salem Inteiz, 2, and Mohammed Ibrahim Inteiz, 12, were killed overnight when an tank shell hit the family house, according to the family. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis) (Lefteris Pitarakis/AP)

Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks
Smoke rises after an Israeli missile strike in Gaza City, Friday, July 18, 2014. Israel intensified its 11-day campaign against Hamas by sending in tanks and troops late Thursday after becoming increasingly exasperated with unrelenting rocket fire from Gaza on its cities, especially following Hamas' rejection of an Egyptian cease-fire plan earlier in the week.(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa) (Hatem Moussa/AP)

Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket
Israeli soldiers patrol near the Israel and Gaza border, Friday, July, 18, 2014. Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels, firing volleys of tank shells and clashing with Palestinian fighters in a high-stakes ground offensive meant to weaken the enclave's Hamas rulers. Israel launched the operation late Thursday, following a 10-day campaign of more than 2,000 air strikes against Gaza that had failed to halt relentless Hamas rocket fire on Israeli cities. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic) (Dusan Vranic/AP)