A Palestinian girl stands near residential buildings that witnesses said were heavily damaged by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in Beit Lahiya town
A Palestinian carries his belonging as he walks past a badly damaged residential building after returning to Beit Lahiya, which was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. Israel pulled its ground forces out of the area on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt.
Displaced Palestinians pass time at a UN school where they now live, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip
Tala Soboh, 14, poses for a photograph with her 15-year-old husband Ahmed two days after their marriage in the town of Beit Lahiya, near the border between Israel and the northern Gaza Strip. The newlyweds live in the family’s three-room home, sharing it with nine relatives. Ahmed works with his father as a road cleaner earning $5 a day.