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Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. In nine villages along the frontier, house are being razed to seal off smugglers’ tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai
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.
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 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.