Middle East Unrest

Palestinians Search the Rubble During 12-Hour Truce in Gaza

A Palestinian woman pauses amid destroyed buildings in the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip during a 12-hour humanitarian truce on July 26. The bodies of at least another 35 Palestinians were recovered from rubble across Gaza during a truce, raising to over 900 the overall death toll of Israel's onslaught on the territory since July 8, medics said. MOHAMMED ABED / AFP - Getty Images

Thousands of Gazans returned to survey the damage to their homes during a 12-hour humanitarian truce on Saturday. A Palestinian woman, above, was overwhelmed by the destruction in the northern district of Beit Hanoun. The Israeli military had requested that civilians not return to homes they had evacuated during the cease-fire.

Image: Destruction in Gaza City
Two men, right, stand in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Shuja'iyya neighborhood of east Gaza City duringa 12-hour ceasefire on July 26. OLIVER WEIKEN / EPA