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TOPSHOTS Palestinians sleep at the yard ...TOPSHOTS Palestinians sleep at the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya early on July 16, 2014, after evacuating their houses near the border with Israel. The Israeli army has warned some 100,000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources said. Since July 8, militants have fired nearly 1,000 rockets and mortars into the Jewish state, and Israel has carried out around 1,500 strikes against targets inside Gaza. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinians sleep at the yard of a UN school in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya early on Wednesday after evacuating their houses near the border with Israel. The Israeli army has warned some 100,000 Palestinians in the eastern Gaza Strip to evacuate their homes, military sources said. Read more

SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 15:  Israeli soldiers sleep next to armored personnel carriers near the Israeli-Gaza border on July 15, 2014 near Sderot, Israel.  As operation 'Protective Edge" enters it's eighth day of airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) across the Gaza Strip, Egypt has this morning tabled a ceasefire agreement proposing a halting of fighting starting at 9am. Once violence has ceased, the proposal calls for Israel to open a border crossing into Gaza to allow the movement of goods and people. Israel has accepted the Egyptian proposal for a truce, however it is thought Hamas has rejected the deal.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Israeli soldiers sleep next to armoured personnel carriers at the Israeli-Gaza border on Tuesday near Sderot, Israel, as operation “Protective Edge” entered its eighth day of airstrikes by the Israel Defense Forces across the Gaza strip. Read more

Funeral in Khan Younis

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Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of the Abu Muamar family in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. The family of three was killed in an airstrike.

A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 14, 2014. Israel kept up its punishing raids on Gaza but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.

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A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Monday. Israel kept up its punishing raids on the area but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.

A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a d...A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 11, 2014. Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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A chicken walks amidst the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Friday. Israeli warplanes kept up deadly raids on Gaza but failed to stop Palestinian militants firing rockets across the border, as the United States offered to help negotiate a truce Read more

Tension Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border...SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 10:  Israeli tanks seen moving along the border with Gaza on July 10, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Due to recent escalation in the region, the Israeli army started new deployments at the border with the Gaza Strip. It's the third day in operation "Protective Edge".  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.

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

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