AP PHOTOS: Devastating airstrikes and humanitarian crisis in war’s 6th day

Scenes of war can burst with noise or carry a startling stillness. They are both the blast of a howitzer and red roses on a gravesite.

As a sixth day of conflict between Israel and Hamas wore on Thursday with pulverizing attacks and a growing humanitarian crisis, the images that emerged evoked the battle’s cacophony and its quiet.

Mourners gather in grief around the bodies of Danielle Waldmann and her partner Noam Shai during their funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Tivon Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Mourners gather in grief around the bodies of Danielle Waldmann and her partner Noam Shai during their funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Tivon on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

You can almost hear the screams of a bloodied Palestinian child laying on a hospital floor, or the rumble of an Israeli tank heading toward the border with Gaza. Just as striking are more muted moments: the hush of a smoke-shrouded crater after an airstrike, the pain of mourners gathered beside coffins, and the diplomat silently descending the steps of his airplane.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrives at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Palestinians wounded in Israeli strikes are brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ali Mahmoud)

Palestinians wounded in Israeli strikes are brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ali Mahmoud)

The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel is seen on Thursday. Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israeli festival-goers were killed during the attack by Hamas gunmen last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

The site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip in southern Israel is seen on Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israeli festival-goers were killed during the attack by Hamas gunmen last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Palestinians look for survivors after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Palestinians look for survivors after an Israeli airstrike in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Hatem Ali)

Israeli tanks head towards the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Thursday, Oct.12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Israeli tanks head toward the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Oct.12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

A Palestinian child wounded in Israeli strikes is brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ali Mahmoud)

A Palestinian child wounded in Israeli strikes is brought to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on Oct. 11, 2023. (AP Photo/Ali Mahmoud)

Israeli soldiers surround a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife at the site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israeli festivalgoers were killed during the attack last Saturday. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Israeli soldiers surround a Palestinian who ran at them with a knife at the site of a music festival near the border with the Gaza Strip on Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israelis at the festival were killed during the attack last Saturday. (AP Photo/Erik Marmor)

Family members mourn during the funeral of Israeli soldier Shilo Rauchberger at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Family members mourn during the funeral of Israeli soldier Shilo Rauchberger at the Mount Herzl cemetery in Jerusalem, Israel, on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

The body of a killed Hamas militant lies on the ground at the site of a music festival, near the border with Gaza Strip in southern Israel, Thursday. Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israeli festivalgoers were killed during the attack last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

The body of a killed Hamas militant lies on the ground at the site of a music festival, near the border with Gaza Strip in southern Israel, on Oct. 12, 2023. At least 260 Israeli festivalgoers were killed during the attack last Saturday. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Lebanese men sit facing the Israeli town of Metula, background, in the southern border village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Lebanese men sit facing the Israeli town of Metula, background, in the southern border village of Kfar Kila, Lebanon, on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

U.N. peacekeepers stand atop a watchtower in the southern village of Marwaheen, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

U.N. peacekeepers stand atop a watchtower in the southern village of Marwaheen, Lebanon, on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Israeli tanks head toward the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Thursday, Oct.12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Israeli tanks head toward the Gaza Strip border in southern Israel on Oct.12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

An Israeli howitzer fires at the Gaza Strip from the south of Israel on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

An Israeli howitzer fires at the Gaza Strip from the south of Israel on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)

Palestinians search for bodies and survivors in the rubble of a residential building leveled in an Israeli airstrike, in Al Shati refugee camp Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)

Palestinians search for bodies and survivors in the rubble of a residential building leveled in an Israeli airstrike, in Al Shati refugee camp on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Fatima Shbair)

Israelis mourn next to the graves of Danielle Waldmann and her partner Noam Shai, during their funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Tivon, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Israelis mourn next to the graves of Danielle Waldmann and her partner Noam Shai, during their funeral in the northern Israeli town of Kiryat Tivon on Oct. 12, 2023. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)