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An Israeli soldier sits next to a Merkava tank in a staging area in southern Israel, along the border with the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. The Israeli military said three rockets had been fired from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel despite a ceasefire.

A Palestinian bride, who lost her home during fighting between Hamas and Israel, poses during her wedding ceremony, along with two other couples, at a UN school in Rafah in southern Gaza Strip on August 17, 2014.

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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. 

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A bodybuilding competitior is assisted with his tanning backstage ahead of judging during the 2014 NABBA Israel Championship on in Netanya, Israel.

Palestinian boy Yussef, 8, smiles as he realises he is being photographed as he rounds a corner near shelled out apartment buildings while carrying bread to take back home to his father on August 14, 2014 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip. The other members of the family stay overnight at a UN school. Israel and Gaza militants were holding their fire today after a new truce got off to a shaky start, with night-time Palestinian rocket fire followed by Israeli air strikes.

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Palestinian boy Yussef, smiles as he rounds a corner near shelled out apartment buildings while carrying bread to take back home to his father on Thursday in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip

Displaced Palestinian Abu Amjad Nofal, 60, right, washes his face, at a U.N. school where his family had sought refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The families from the Gaza City neighborhood of Zeitoun, still at the U.N. school, said they are scared to move back to their houses as they consider the cease-fire still fragile.

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Displaced Palestinian Abu Amjad Nofal, 60, washes his face at a UN school in Gaza on Thursday, where his family have sought refuge during the war

Palestinian man, who fled his house during Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip...A Palestinian man, who fled his house during an Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip August 3, 2014. Picture taken August 3, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Palestinian man, who fled his house during an Israeli offensive, rests at a United Nations-run school, sheltering displaced Palestinians, in Jabaliya refugee camp 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 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. 

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, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. 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. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic)

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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. 

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 

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 

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 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.

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. 

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 

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 

KAFAR AZA, ISRAEL - JULY 23:  Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter on July 23, 2014 near Kafar Aza, Israel. As operation "Protective Edge " enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers have been killed and over 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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Wounded Israeli soldiers are brought to a helicopter near Kafar Aza, Israel. As operation ‘Protective Edge’ enters its 16th day, 29 Israeli soldiers and more than 600 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza 

A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of ...A Palestinian boy sits on the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli air strike in the center of Gaza City on July 22, 2014. 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. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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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.