A German astronaut has captured a striking photograph of rocket fire and explosions above the bloodshed.
Flight engineer Alexander Gerst, who is currently in the middle of a six-month stay on the ISS, took the image from 200 miles above Earth.
The 38-year-old shared the image with his 85,000 Twitter followers yesterday evening, calling it his “saddest photo yet”.
In the photo, streams of light appear to illustrate the trajectory of Israeli rockets, while sparks of light illuminate the explosions.
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