Saturday 29 November 2014

In Pictures: #Gaza

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Palestinian protesters hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the Israeli military action in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Palestinian protesters hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the Israeli military action in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
A Palestinian protester carries a tyre to to burn it during clashes with Israeli troops following a demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus August (REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)
A Palestinian man is reflected in a mirror as he inspects his house, which witnesses said was hit in an Israeli air strike, in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
A Palestinian protester throws stones toward Israeli troops during clashes following a demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, at the Beit Fourik checkpoint near the West Bank of Nablus. (REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini)
Supporters of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood set fire to a mock Israeli tank during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza, in Amman. Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8 in response to a surge of rocket attacks by Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists. Hamas said that Palestinians would continue confronting Israel until its blockade on Gaza was lifted. (REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)
An Israeli soldier aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians following a protest against the Israeli military action in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Hebron. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
A girl looks through the window of a minibus as her family prepares to leave the Beit Hanoun neighbourhood in Gaza City. Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip resumed rocket fire into Israel on Friday after Egyptian-mediated talks in Cairo failed to extend a 72-hour truce in a nearly month-long war.
A Palestinian boy holds a toy gun as supporters of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movement chant slogans against the Israeli military action in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Jenin. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
Smoke, dust and debris rise over Gaza City after an Israeli strike as Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Supporters of the Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood carry mock Qassam rockets during a rally in support of Palestinians in Gaza, in Amman. Israel launched its Gaza offensive on July 8 in response to a surge of rocket attacks by Gaza's dominant Hamas Islamists. Hamas said that Palestinians would continue confronting Israel until its blockade on Gaza was lifted. (REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed)
People look at a crater on the ground and damaged buildings, that witnesses said was caused by an Israeli air strike, in the Zeitoun neighbourhood in Gaza City. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. (REUTERS/Siegfried Modola)
The mother of Palestinian boy Ibraheem al-Dawawsa, 10, whom medics said was killed in an Israeli air strike, reacts as she is comforted during his funeral today in Gaza City. Israel launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. In the first casualties since hostilities resumed on Friday, Palestinian medical officials said the 10-year-old boy was killed in the Israeli strike near a mosque in Gaza City. In Israel, police said two people were injured by mortar fire from Gaza. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)
A Palestinian boy holds a representation of a rocket as supporters of Hamas and the Islamic Jihad movement chant slogans against the Israeli military action in Gaza, during a demonstration in the West Bank city of Jenin. (AP Photo/Mohammed Ballas)
Sixteen day-old Palestinian Anous al-Attar cries as he is held by his mother Emad, 23, in a classroom where they sleep, at a U.N. school where the family is taking refuge during the war, in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
Smoke rises over Gaza City after an Israeli strike, as Israel and Gaza militants resumed cross-border attacks after a three-day truce expired and Egyptian-brokered talks on a new border deal for blockaded Gaza hit a deadlock. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
An Israeli soldier sleeps at a military post just outside the border with the Gaza Strip. Mediators worked against the clock on Thursday to extend a Gaza truce between Israel and the Palestinians as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours. Israel has said it is ready to agree to an extension as Egyptian mediators pursued talks with Israelis and Palestinians on an enduring end to a war that devastated the Hamas-ruled enclave, while Palestinians want an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza to be lifted and prisoners held by Israel to be freed. Gaza officials say the war has killed 1,874 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 salvoes into Israel.
A Palestinian smuggler works inside a tunnel beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on April 29, 2010. The Islamist Hamas movement accused Egyptian security forces of killing four Palestinians by pumping poisonous gas into a cross-border smuggling tunnel. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Egyptian boys show off rabbit given to them by a Palestinian man (unseen) in an underground tunnel linking the southern Gaza Strip to Egypt on November 21, 2010, as Egyptians and Palestinians transform the networs of tunnels that once served as a lifeline for Gaza into its sole export channel. AFP PHOTO/SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
RAFAH, GAZA - AUGUST 21: A young boy plays with a Palestinian flag in a street in Rafah near to the Egyptian border on August 21, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. Middle East peace negotiators have convened in Cairo and called for restraint as more than 100 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, killing one man in Beersheba and injuring dozens of other people. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes into the Gaza Strip have killed at least 15 people and injured dozens more. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
RAFAH, GAZA - AUGUST 21: Young Palestinian boys play to the camera with a toy gun in a street in Rafah near to the Egyptian border on August 21, 2011 in Rafah, Gaza. Middle East peace negotiators have convened in Cairo and called for restraint as more than 100 rockets and mortars were fired into Israel, killing one man in Beersheba and injuring dozens of other people. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes into the Gaza Strip have killed at least 15 people and injured dozens more. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
RAFAH, GAZA - AUGUST 21: A policeman surveys the damage after an Israeli missile strike on Beit Lahia police station in the northern part of Gaza Strip on August 21, 2011 in Gaza City, Gaza. Middle East peace negotiators have convened in Cairo and called for restraint as more than 100 rockets and mortars are fired into Israel, killing one man in Beersheba and injuring dozens of other people. Retaliatory Israeli air strikes into the Gaza Strip have killed at least 15 people and injured dozens more. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
A displaced Palestinian girl takes shelter at the Abu Hussien UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after the area was hit earlier in the morning by Israeli shelling on July 30, 2014. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed "dozens" of Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
A displaced Palestinian child takes shelter at the Abu Hussien UN school in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip after the area was hit earlier in the morning by Israeli shelling on July 30, 2014. Israeli bombardments early on July 30 killed "dozens" of Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 16 at a UN school, medics said, on day 23 of the Israel-Hamas conflict. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli Merkava tank rolls towards a new position near Israel's border with the Palestinian enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from the Gaza Strip. Israel completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody conflict. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH (Photo credit should read DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)
A general view shows destruction in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of Gaza Strip at the beginning of a 72-hour truce accepted by Israel and Hamas on August 5, 2014. Gaza fell silent after a month of intense combat, as the truce came into effect and the last Israeli troops left the battered enclave. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier flashes the V-sign for "Victory" on board his Merkava tank near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip while returning from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza. Israel completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody conflict. AFP PHOTO/GIL COHEN-MAGEN (Photo credit should read GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers pose for a picture on their Merkava tank near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they return from the Hamas-controlled Palestinian coastal enclave on August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza. Israel completed the withdrawal of all troops from Gaza as a 72-hour humanitarian truce went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody conflict. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian man looks on while standing in what remains of his house in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip after a 72-hour truce accepted by Israel and Hamas came into effect on August 5, 2014. Israel and Hamas said they have agreed a new 72-hour truce, after increasingly vocal international demands for a ceasefire in the bloody 29-day-old Gaza conflict. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian brothers sit on the rubble of their house in front of an apartment block in part of the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip after a 72-hour truce accepted by Israel and Hamas came into effect on August 5, 2014. Israel and Hamas said they have agreed a new 72-hour truce, after increasingly vocal international demands for a ceasefire in the bloody 29-day-old Gaza conflict. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue workers remove the body a Palestinian man from under the rubble following an earlier Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour truce agreed by Israel and the ruling Hamas movement went into effect following intense global pressure to end the 29 days bloody conflict. Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from the Gaza Strip after completing a mission to destroy a sophisticated network of cross-border attack tunnels, ending a ground operation which began on July 17. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians try to salvage their belongings from under the rubble and debris of destroyed buildings in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on August 5, 2014, after a 72-hour truce agreed by Israel and the ruling Hamas movement went into effect following intense global pressure to end the bloody conflict. The firing finally stopped after 29 days of bitter and bloody fighting, bringing relief to millions on both sides of the border and halting the soaring death toll in Gaza where at least 1,867 people have died, mainly Palestinians. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian man looks out over destruction in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighbourhood as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip entered a second day on August 6, 2014 while Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian youth sits on the rubble of a destroyed building in part of Gaza City's al-Tufah neighbourhood as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip entered a second day on August 6, 2014 while Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
An Israeli soldier rests next to a tank at a new position a few kilometres from the Israel-Gaza border on August 6, 2014 as the fragile ceasefire in the Gaza Strip entered a second day while Israeli and Palestinian delegations prepared for crunch talks in Cairo to try to extend the 72-hour truce. The ceasefire, which came into effect on August 5, has brought relief to both sides after one month of fighting killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 people on the Israeli side. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH (Photo credit should read DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)
Social Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists shout anti-Israel slogans as they burn effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama during a rally against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in Kolkata on August 6, 2014. Four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip has killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, with nearly half of Gaza's 1.8 million people driven from their homes. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu Sarkar (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Social Unity Centre of India (SUCI) activists shout anti-Israel slogans as they burn effigies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama during a rally against Israeli military operations in Gaza, in Kolkata on August 6, 2014. Four weeks of fighting in the Gaza Strip has killed 1,875 Palestinians and 67 Israelis, with nearly half of Gaza's 1.8 million people driven from their homes. AFP PHOTO/Dibyangshu Sarkar (Photo credit should read DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinians drive past a destroyed building in the devastated neighbourhood of Shejaiya in Gaza City on August 6, 2014. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched a vigorous defence of Israel's month-long conflict in Gaza as "justified" and "proportionate", blaming Hamas for the heavy Palestinian civilian death toll. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
RAFAH, -: Supporters of the radical Islamist movement Hamas celebrate the group's victory on the Palestinian parliamentary elections at Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, 26 January 2006. Hamas looked set today for a stunning victory over Fatah in the Palestinian election, plunging the stalled Middle East peace process into further turmoil. Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei announced he would submit his resignation to Palestinian Authority president Mahmud Abbas and said Hamas should form the new government. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
RAFAH, -: A girl from the "Palestinian Youth Parliament" rally with the American flags plastered across their mouths to symbolize that the USA is forcing the world to be quite over the Israeli strike on the Gaza strip, in the center of the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah 05 July 2006. Israel today authorised the army to forge deeper into Gaza and step up attacks on the Hamas-led government after Islamist militants launched an unprecedented rocket attack on the Jewish state. The decisions followed the most spectacular operation against Israel since a soldier was captured 10 days ago, plunging the Middle East in a fresh crisis, when Hamas militants fired a new type of rocket into the heart of Ashkelon. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL ARANDA (Photo credit should read SAMUEL ARANDA/AFP/Getty Images)
RAFAH, -: Palestinians boys play on a building destroyed in the recent past close to the "Philadelphia Line" that separates the southern Gaza Strip from Egypt in Rafah town 05 July 2006. Israel today authorized the army to forge deeper into Gaza and step up attacks on the Hamas-led government after Islamist militants launched an unprecedented rocket attack on the Jewish state. The decisions followed the most spectacular operation against Israel since a soldier was captured 10 days ago, plunging the Middle East in a fresh crisis, when Hamas militants fired a new type of rocket into the heart of Ashkelon, in southern Israel. AFP PHOTO/SAMUEL ARANDA (Photo credit should read SAMUEL ARANDA/AFP/Getty Images)
RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP, GAZA STRIP - JULY 23: Homeless Palestinians sit at a United Nations-run school as they seek refuge on July 23, 2006 in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Rafah. Several families have abandoned their homes and taken refuge in the school in fear of being caught in the ongoing Israeli offensive in the east of Gaza. (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images) (Photo by Abid Katib/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***
Palestinian children take part in a rally against Denmark's publishing of a cartoon deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed in the southern Gaza Strip border town of Rafah on February 22, 2008. Three of Denmark's biggest dailies stirred anger in the Middle East earlier this month over the reprinting of a caricature, which featured the prophet's head with a turban that looked like a bomb with a lit fuse. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian children hold up anti-Denmark placards during a rally against the Danish media's publishing of a cartoon deemed offensive to the Prophet Mohammed in the southern Gaza Strip border town of Rafah on February 22, 2008. Three of Denmark's biggest dailies stirred anger in the Middle East earlier this month over the reprinting of a caricature, which featured the prophet's head with a turban that looked like a bomb with a lit fuse. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian mourners carry the body of Osama al-Ghuty during his funeral in the town of Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on May 28, 2008, Al-Ghuty and another Hamas militant were killed today in Israeli air raids in the southern Gaza Strip, said the Islamist movement which controls the Palestinian territory. The two militants were hit in a strike east of the town of Rafah, where at the same time an Israeli army land incursion was taking place, medics and witnesses said. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian children play in an alley outsdie their homes in the southern Gaza Strip Rafah refugee camp, near the border with Egypt, on June 20, 2009. Palestinians living in refugee camps since they were displaced from their villages and towns with the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948 and from territories later occupied by Israel in the 1967 war marked today the World Refugee Day. There are 4.6 million Palestinian refugees scattered around the Middle East, besides those internally displaced in the West Bank and Gaza. AFP PHOTO/SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian Islamic Jihad supporters attend a rally in the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on March 19, 2010 against Israel's renovation of a synagogue in Jerusalem's Old City and plans to build new settlements. The Quartet for the Middle East urged Israel Friday to stop building settlements and set a bold target for a final deal with the Palestinians by 2012 as it tried to kickstart the stalled peace process. AFP PHOTO /SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

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