"Al Middle East correspondent, Eric recently covered a brief bit deadly flare up in the conflict between Israel, and militant groups in Gaza. Seven Palestinians and one Israeli soldier died. When militants uncovered and his rally special forces mission inside Gaza and factions inside the Palestinian territory responded by firing record number of rockets at his rail. These rally air force returned fire. And when a ceasefire was declared twenty four hours later a further. Eight people were did the violence was shocking. That's covering the conflicts also contained many surprises. Eric fouled. This report. I think it was the blood on the floor that surprised me the blood of someone who died that morning and whose apartment I was walking through in the southern Israeli city of Ashqelon. His possessions were mashed beneath my feet on lookers gazed at us through the whole the rocket had blown through his walls a group of journalists. Walk gingerly around the small space where a rocket had landed on a top floor bedroom and saw the remains of someone's existence smashed picture frames on the walls, children's toys magazines, much of it shredded by the force of the explosion emergency workers didn't realize there was a dead man underneath the rubble when they first searched the apartment his body was actually found by curious neighbors who'd come to look at the damage as if to highlight the indiscriminate destruction of unguarded rockets the man killed was a West Bank Palestinian working in Israel, some Palestinian media outlets referred to him as a martyr. But it wasn't the Israelis who killed him to make things worse for his wife and family back in the West Bank. There was extensive reporting of the fact a woman was found wounded in the bed next to him. Unlike the restrictions often placed upon journalists covering deaths and disaster in Austria, the police in Israel, not only offer the far. In media, the chance to see people's damaged homes, but encourage them to go inside they want you to see what a rocket strike does Israeli advocacy organizations offered bus to his for the foreign media from Jerusalem to the towns where the rockets had fallen the journalists from China Europe, Latin America, followed the to God like ducklings pastas through the crowd of onlookers and into the apartment, the director of right-wing group. The Israel project was interviewed on the same buys Riley media about how he's organization was helping foreign journalists see the truth of the conflict. Most of the neighborhood seemed to be coming around to say the damage this part of Ashqelon is poor and many people depend on welfare. Some were milling around drinking yelling at the media for reasons unknown Ethiopian Jews in traditional costume, waving. Tufts of horsehair to keep away flies shared the viewing area with beer drinkers. A man on an electric quad bike drove up his child. Sitting on the back. He seemed to know everybody sitting around and stayed for a while to share jokes one night but wanted to be interviewed. She was angry and upset she told us the rockets had smashed her windows, and no one would pay to fix them. It was going to rain tomorrow. She said and her house was going to flood. What did we think of that? I asked her whether she was bothered by the death of her neighbor. No, she said, but I really need someone to fix my windows by tomorrow, instead, Robert and other town closer to Gaza aghast FAI continued to burn for hours after the rocket fell. It had destroyed a local bakery almost five hundred rockets were launched from Gaza in twenty four hours a record number for a single day and the most serious escalation since the twenty fourteen Gaza war. The vast majority fell in open space, many were intercepted by Israel's missile defense system known as the iron dome over all the damage was limited militants from Gaza. All. Also used an antitank missile to blow up a bus used for transporting soldiers. After the soldiers had disembarked in the language of violence that Gaza factions and the Israeli military used to communicate eat, and where the rockets fell was a warning. We could have done worse, but that also would have provoked a bigger response. The Israeli media were reporting live from the border towns running for rocket shelters when the sirens sounded some network setup portable studios with the lots of Gaza in the background discussing the conflict while it happened by the Israeli military, which was responding with airstrikes inside Gaza provided updates on its targets residents of apartment buildings and work is at a television station, affiliated with the governing faction in Gaza HAMAs will getting colds from Israel, telling them to evacuate the buildings within leveled by missile strikes, when I went into Gaza after the ceasefire it seemed like little had changed, although the. The Israeli military said it bombed one hundred sixty targets most were in urban areas. Only eight major buildings were destroyed. People seemed bemused by the violence. Government. Officials sat on plastic chairs next to the rubble supervising some fairly unenthusiastic salvage work children pick their way through the twisted. Metal at the ruins of the Alexa TV station while workers tried to remove the motor from the remains of the elevator. They told me such things a precious in Gaza where Israeli restrictions can make it difficult to import certain items. The Alexa, TV station was targeted for its links to HAMAs, but the targeting of other buildings seemed less clear, I interviewed the security guard of one wrecked building in a narrow street in Gaza City who showed me where he was now sleeping in an alcove next to the ruins. He said the building was apartments with some shops below a dentist a women's clothing shop. He didn't know why it was blown up. The Israel defense force had said it Todd. Geting office buildings used by HAMAs. Gazans even joked about the bombardment one health worker said he'd lost his home and all his possessions when he's building was bombed, but he said with a smile, it meant I could buy this new suit a university. Professor, I know told me some missiles landed knee. He's house. I must have been close to one of the targets. He said, my family were inside. And the house was shaking and shaking like it was going to collapse. The most obvious target of the bombing was the interior ministry, building, new Gaza seafront formerly allowed government office. Now a pile of rubble no-one walked over that side, which was guarded by armed soldiers. There were no God at to is on this side of the border. But what was striking was how unaffected life in Gaza? Samed by this violence, those displaced with staying with family members that Bain celebrations in the street when Israel's defense minister resigned in protest at the ceasefire. And it was said that while fourteen. Palestinians inside Gaza died and number of buildings were destroyed HAMAs had somehow won the round if that's a victory a defeat must be truly awful. But compared to what Gazans have endured before. And the continuing struggle die face to overcome the terrible living conditions in the territory. This lightest confrontation, hardly registers. And that's the most shocking part of the whole story from Jerusalem. This is Eric chick. The correspondents report."