A Palestinian man and his son sit quietly in what was the living room of their house, which was destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, on Wednesday in Gaza City
A Palestinian boy stands outside a mosque, that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip
A Palestinian girl walks near the ruins of houses that were destroyed by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a rainy day in the east of Gaza City.
A Palestinian man walks past a fire lit by a homeowner in an effort to keep mosquitoes away from shattered homes in Shejaiya, Gaza. Shejaiya was one of the hardest-hit neighbourhoods after fighting between Hamas militants and Israel.
A grandfather of three Palestinian children, who medics say were killed in an Israeli air strike, cries outside a hospital morgue in Gaza City. An Israeli air strike also killed three senior Hamas military commanders in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, the Islamist group said.
A Palestinian bride, who lost her home during fighting between Hamas and Israel, poses at her wedding ceremony, along with two other couples, at a UN school in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip.
A graduation photo of a Palestinian boy is hung on the wall in a destroyed house in the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border. A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as several Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah.
A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City. A series of Israeli air strikes early today killed at least seven people in Gaza, including five members of the same family, an emergency services spokesman said. The deaths hike the total Palestinian toll to 583 since the Israeli military launched Operation Protective Edge on July 8 in a bid to stamp out rocket fire from Gaza.
Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.
A young boy stands amid the rubble of the burned out house of Marwan Qawasmeh, a Palestinian member of the Islamist group Hamas in Hebron named by Israel as one of the two prime suspects in the murder of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers on Tuesday in the West Bank town of Hebron, after the house was blown up by Israeli army
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.
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 Hamas policeman reads a copy of the Al-Ayyam newspaper in Gaza City. The Palestinian daily, which is edited and printed in the West Bank city of Ramallah, has been allowed by Hamas to be distributed in the Gaza strip for the first time in seven years
Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16 can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.
A Palestinian Hamas policeman takes part in a graduation ceremony at the Arafat Police Academy in Gaza City. The Arabic writing on the wall reads, “The chains must be broken”.
Palestinian youths check a destroyed building after overnight Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Air strikes in the Gaza Strip against training camps used by the armed wing of the territory’s Hamas rulers left four children and a woman wounded, Palestinian medical sources said
A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) and late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, in Gaza City. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on the remains of Yasser Arafat, whose widow Suha says he was poisoned by radioactive polonium, on Thursday gave a news conference on their findings.
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A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave.
Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City. Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy warned Hamas of a “harsh response” if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip were to threaten Egypt’s national security.
Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration calling to reopen the Rafah border crossing in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip