HAARETZ (Israel), BBC NEWS (UK)

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GAZA CITY – Airstrikes carried out by the Israeli Defense Forces killed four militants Tuesday night in Gaza, reports BBC News.

Israel military forces said three of the militants were hit overnight as they prepared to fire rockets.

A fourth militant, reported to be a gunman from the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades -- Hamas's military wing -- was killed Wednesday morning by Tzahal.

Two large explosions shook Gaza City on Wednesday morning, reports Haaretz.

Israel said the strikes were in response to 52 rockets fired at Southern Israel from the Gaza Strip, which wounded at least three people.

Israeli and Palestinian schools on each side of the border have been closed amid fears of further armed exchanges.

This new wave of violence comes only a day after the emir of Qatar became the first foreign head of state to visit Gaza since Hamas took power in 2007.

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Germany's Legendary Clubbing Culture Crashes Museum Space

The exhibition “Electro” in Düsseldorf is an unlikely tribute to a joyful and uninhibited club culture, with curators forced to contend with limits of a museum setting ... and another COVID lockdown.

A woman with a "Techno" tattoo in front of the famous Berghain

Boris Pofalla

DÜSSELDORF — The last party at the Berghain nightclub in Berlin lasted from Saturday evening until Monday morning. On the first weekend of December, some clubbers lined up for nine hours outside the former power plant – and still didn’t make it past the doormen. A friend said that dancing in the most famous techno club in the world on its last evening was like landing a spot in the last lifeboat to leave the sinking Titanic on 14 April 1912.

It is surely a coincidence that the first comprehensive exhibition charting the 100-year history of electronic music in Germany opened in the same week that nightclubs across the country were forced to close. It wasn’t planned that way, but it’s like opening an exhibition about the cultural history of alcohol the day after the introduction of prohibition.

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