Astronaut Snapshots Exchanges of Fire Over Israel and Gaza

Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweets images taken from the International Space Station as it was flying over Israel and Gaza.

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Image of Israel and Gaza from the International Space Station. Screenshot

An astronaut orbiting the earth aboard the International Space Station claims to have seen – and photographed – exchanges of fire between Israel and Hamas on Wednesday night, Mashable website reports.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted two images on Wednesday that he took from more than 200 miles above the Earth as the space station was flying over Israel and Gaza.

The images show what seem to be bursts of light and bright lines that could be rocket trails. But it is not possible to say with any certainty whether the images show rocket explosions, possibly Iron Dome interceptions or the explosion of Israeli munitions.