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Displaced Palestinians pass time at a U.N school where they now live, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, on Thursday, July 31, 2014. Israeli attacks in the strip continued Thursday, with witnesses saying that munitions struck the Omar Ibn al-Khatab mosque next to a U.N. school in the northern town of Beit Lahiya. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Displaced Palestinians pass time at a UN school where they now live, in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip Read more

An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he...An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on July 31, 2014. Israel mobilised 16,000 additional reservists today to bolster forces fighting in Gaza as Washington gave its ally the go-ahead to raid stocks of emergency US weapons stored on Israeli soil.  AFP PHOTO/JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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An Israeli soldier carries a shell as he and his comrades prepare their Merkava tanks stationed at an army deployment area along the border between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip on Thursday Read more

A Palestinian girl who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, waits for treatment at the Kamal Edwin hospital in Beit Lahia where victims from the attack were brought early on July 30, 2014. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed "dozens" Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict.

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A Palestinian girl who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip, waits for treatment at the Kamal Edwin hospital in Beit Lahia where victims from the attack were brought to early on Wednesday

A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on July 29, 2014, in Gaza City. Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged with strikes killing at least 13 Palestinians, a day after five Israeli soldiers died, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence.

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A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on Monday, in Gaza City

Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant in the central Gaza Strip...A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza's main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip July 29, 2014.  Israeli tank fire hit the fuel depot of the Gaza Strip's only power plant on Tuesday, witnesses said, cutting electricity to Gaza City and many other parts of the Palestinian enclave of 1.8 million people.An Israeli military spokeswoman had no immediate comment and said she was checking the report. Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8, saying its aim was to halt rocket attacks by Hamas and its allies. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENERGY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Palestinian firefighter reacts as he tries to put out a fire at Gaza’s main power plant, which witnesses said was hit in Israeli shelling, in the central Gaza Strip Read more

Palestinian children play on a mini ferris wheel outside an United Nations (UN) school in Jabalia in the northern Gaza strip, on July 28, 2014, on the beginning of the Muslim Eid festival ending the month-long fast of Ramadan. Israeli tank fire killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull, Palestinian medics said.

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Palestinian children play on a mini-ferris wheel outside a UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Monday. Israeli tank fire killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull.

Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa Palestinian refugee camp, near Amman

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Palestinian refugees perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at Al-Baqaa refugee camp, near Amman, Jordan, on Monday. Hundreds of refugees marched after prayers in solidarity with Gaza, calling for an end to Israel’s military offensive in the Gaza Strip.

At least 16 killed, among them seven children, in UN-run school ...epa04329005 Palestinians first responders rush a man who got injured when a UN school for refugees was according to medics hit by an Israeli tank shell cry in the over crowded emergency room of Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia, 24 July 2014. At least 16 Palestinians were killed, among them seven children, and some 200 injured when an UN-operated school north of Gaza City was struck by Israeli tank shells, the Gaza Health Ministry said. Witnesses, who were in the school run by the United Nations for Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the school.  EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN

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Palestinians and first responders rush a man to the emergency room in Kamal Adwan Hospital. He got injured when a UN school for refugees was according to medics hit by an Israeli tank shell. Witnesses, who were in the school run by the United Nations for Relief and Work Agency (UNRWA), said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the school. Read more

A Palestinian carries his brother as he stands next to houses which witnesses said were damaged in an Israeli air strike that killed two children, in the northern Gaza Strip July 24, 2014. Israel won a partial reprieve from the economic pain of its Gaza war on Thursday with the lifting of a U.S. ban on commercial flights to Tel Aviv, while continued fighting pushed the Palestinian death toll over 700. A truce remained elusive despite intensive mediation efforts. Israel says it needs more time to eradicate rocket stocks and cross-border tunnels in the Gaza Strip and Hamas Islamists demand the blockade on the enclave be lifted.

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Palestinians pass houses, which witnesses say were damaged in an Israeli air strike that killed two children, in the northern Gaza Strip Read more

Palestinian man, in clothes stained with blood of father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks ambulance transporting father's body, at hospital in Khan Younis in southern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian man (C), in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting his father's body, at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 23, 2014. Israeli forces pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, sending thousands of residents fleeing, and said it was meeting stiff resistance from Hamas Islamists, as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Tel Aviv to push ceasefire talks. Israel launched its offensive on July 8 to halt missile salvoes by Hamas Islamists, who were struggling under the weight of an Israeli-Egyptian economic blockade and angered by a crackdown on their supporters in the nearby occupied West Bank. Some 643 Palestinians, many of them children and civilians have died in the conflagration, including a seven-year-old hit by a shell in southern Gaza early Wednesday, a medic said. Some 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed, including a tank officer shot by a Palestinian sniper overnight. Two civilians have been slain by rocket fire. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who medics said was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns as he disembarks an ambulance transporting the body to a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip Read more