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A Palestinian carries his belonging as he walks past a badly damaged residential building after returning to Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian carries his belonging as he walks past a badly damaged residential building after returning to Beit Lahiya town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip August 5, 2014. Israel pulled its ground forces out of the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and began a 72-hour truce with Hamas mediated by Egypt as a first step towards negotiations on a more enduring end to the month-old war. Gaza officials say the war has killed 1,834 Palestinians, most of them civilians. Israel says 64 of its soldiers and three civilians have been killed since fighting began on July 8, after a surge in Palestinian rocket launches.

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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.

Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. The attack came minutes after a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire was announced by Israeli forces.

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Palestinians search for survivors in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in the Beach refugee camp, northern Gaza City. The attack came minutes after a unilateral humanitarian ceasefire was announced by Israeli forces.

Israeli soldiers make their to rest at a...Israeli soldiers make their to rest at an army deployment area near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, on August 4, 2014. An eight-year-old girl was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on the beachfront Shati refugee camp in Gaza City just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said.  AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZJACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images

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Israeli soldiers make their way to rest at an army deployment area near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. An eight-year-old girl was killed and 30 people wounded in a strike on the beachfront Shati refugee camp in Gaza City just minutes into an Israeli-declared truce, medics said. Read more

Palestinians run for cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

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Palestinians run for cover during clashes with Israeli soldiers following a protest against the war in the Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah on Friday

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.