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Palestinian relatives mourn during the funeral of members of Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip July 9, 2014. Militants in Gaza fired more rockets at Tel Aviv on Wednesday, targeting Israel's heartland after Israeli attacks in the enclave that Palestinian officials said have killed at least 27 people. Israel assassinated a senior local leader of the Islamic Jihad militant group in the northern Gaza Strip early on Wednesday, neighbours and hospital officials said, and five others including family members were killed. An Israeli military spokeswoman said she had no initial details on the strike.The militant, Hafez Hamad, two brothers and his parents were killed when his house was bombed in an air strike in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip, Hamas media and Gaza interior ministry said. An unidentified woman in the house was also killed.

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Palestinian relatives mourn at the funeral of members of the Hamad family in the town of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip

Palestinian woman inspects her house which police said was damaged in an Israeli air strike on a neighbouring house in Gaza City.

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Relatives of Palestinian militant Marwan Sleem mourn during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip July 7, 2014. Israel killed two Palestinian militants, one of them Sleem, and wounded a third in one of about a dozen air strikes in response to rocket fire at southern Israeli towns. Hospital officials confirmed the fatalities, and the Israeli military confirmed it had bombed central Gaza. Israeli air strikes killed seven Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the Islamist group said, in the deadliest attacks in a surge of violence exacerbated by the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli youths and a Palestinian teen.

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Relatives of Palestinian militant Marwan Sleem mourn during his funeral in the central Gaza Strip on Monday. After an Israeli air strike on Gaza killed seven members of the militant Islamist group Hamas, the group vowed to retaliate in a move that will raise fears of a further escalation in Arab-Israeli hostility.

An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot, on July 3, 2014. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager.

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An Israeli man inspects the damage to a house following a rocket attack by militants from the Gaza Strip on the southern Israeli town of Sderot on Thursday. Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza and militants hit back with 15 rockets, further hiking tensions after a day of violence triggered by the suspected revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager

TOPSHOTS A Palestinian woman prays at th...TOPSHOTS A Palestinian woman prays at the entrance of her house in Gaza City on June 16, 2014.   AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian man walks on the rubble past a crater following an air strike by the Israeli airforce on Gaza City, on June 16, 2014. Israel launched air strikes on different areas of on Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and arrested more than 40 overnight in the Israeli occupied West Bank, including the parliament speaker, in a massive crackdown on Hamas whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three teenagers.

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A Palestinian walks on rubble following an air strike by the Israeli air force on Gaza City during the weekend. Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and arrested more than 40 people in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including the speaker of parliament, in a massive crackdown on Hamas whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three teenagers.

A Palestinian militant attends the funeral of militant Mohammed Al Awor in Beit Lahiya town, in the northern Gaza Strip, 12 June 2014. According to media reports, Al Awor was killed and two other people were wounded by an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza strip after militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel on 11 June for the first time since a Palestinian unity goverment was formed. Israeli army said it had targeted militants in the Gaza Strip planning attacks on Israeli

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A Palestinian militant attends the funeral of Mohammed Al-Awor in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip. Al-Awor was killed by an Israeli air strike after militants fired a rocket into Israel

Palestinian children take part in a summer camp organized by Hamas on June 3, 2014. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip are going to Hamas summer camps, in which they take part in recreational activities and participate in political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails.

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Palestinian children at a summer camp organized by Hamas on Tuesday. Thousands of elementary school students in the Gaza Strip take part in recreational activities and political demonstrations in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli jails

A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on May 29, 2014 during the visit of Turkish ambassador in Palestine Mustafa Sarnic (unseen) to lay flowers at the memorial of martyrs from the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, that was part of a flotilla trying to break the Gaza blockade, who were killed when Israeli naval commandos seized the ship in May 2010.

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A Palestinian girl holds Turkish flags in Gaza Port on Thursday during the visit of the Turkish ambassador in Palestine Sakir Torunlar to lay flowers at the memorial of the 10 activists killed aboard the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara in 2010 after it was boarded by Israeli forces

A masked Palestinian boy takes part in a protest marking the 66th anniversary of Nakba

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A masked Palestinian boy takes part in a protest marking the 66th anniversary of Nakba, near the border of east Gaza City with Israel