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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. Read more

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. Read more

A Palestinian girl sits as she waits to be given the permission to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on April 29, 2014. The Gaza Strip's land border with Egypt reopened after a 29-day closure, but only for two days and then just for special cases, the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas said.

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People wait to be permitted to cross into Egypt at the Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The Gaza Strip’s border with Egypt reopened after a 29-day closure, but only for two days

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 February 27, 2014. 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.

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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.