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Israel and Gaza: 8 days of violence

Israel’s military said it had accomplished its objectives while Hamas claimed victory after the two sides exchanged deadly airstrikes and rocket attacks for over a week.

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Image: Palestinian smuggler waits inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian smuggler waits for a cart containing gravel inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Egyptian-Gaza border in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip November 26, 2012. Knee-deep in craters carved out by Israeli air strikes, Palestinians wielded shovels and planks to reopen tunnels used to smuggle in goods from Egypt to Gaza, as international aid agencies raced to replenish Gaza's supplies. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: CONFLICT)
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epa03485681 Palestinian girls clean their classroom from debris in the Al Shejaia school in Gaza City, 25 November 2012. The UN run school sustained heavy damage when Israeli forces targeted a building next to it with an airstrike during the recent cross border violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Israelis fish on a beach near the Israel-Gaza Strip border, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. The truce between Israel and Gaza went into effect late Wednesday and has largely held. Residents in Gaza said Israel has begun easing some border restrictions, allowing fishermen to head further out to sea and permitting farmers inspect land in a former no-go zone.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Image: A Palestinian fisherman carries a box containing fish at Gaza Seaport in Gaza City

A Palestinian fisherman carries a box containing fish at Gaza Seaport in Gaza City November 25, 2012. Israel eased restrictions on Gaza fishermen on Saturday, further implementing a three-day-old truce brokered by Egypt after a week of fierce fighting, Palestinian officials said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Image: Gaza airstrike damage

epa03486711 A Palestinian boy sits among the rubble in a house destroyed during a recent Israeli airstrike in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, 25 November 2012. Media reports state that normal life in Gaza is resuming after a ceasefire agreement was announced following eight days of cross border violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. EPA/ALI ALI
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Image: Israeli surfers gather in a circle off shore in the Mediterranean near the city of Ashkelon

Israeli surfers gather in a circle off shore in the Mediterranean near the city of Ashkelon November 24, 2012. About 30 local surfers gathered in the water to mark the end of a week of fierce fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas militants in the nearby Gaza strip. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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Palestinian schoolchildren walk in debris by a damaged school in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Schools in Gaza opened Saturday for the first time since the truce, which calls for an end to Gaza rocket fire on Israel and Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, came after eight days of cross-border fighting, the bloodiest between Israel and Hamas in four years. The school was damaged when Israeli forces struck on a nearby building. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Funeral of Israeli reserve soldier

epa03483338 Israeli soldiers, friends of Israeli reserve soldier Boris Yarmolnik, 28, embrace each other as they mourn during a funeral at the military cemetery in Netanya, Israel, 23 November 2012. Boris Yarmolnik reportedly died from injuries caused by rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. Palestinians and Israelis on both sides of the Gaza border try to resume everyday life since 22 November, the day after a ceasefire ended eight days of cross-border violence. EPA/ABIR SULTAN
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TOPSHOTS A Palestinian boy plays in a demolished car in Gaza City on November 23, 2012. Israel and its Hamas foes are each claiming gains from a week of fighting in and around Gaza, but analysts doubt if the army of a sovereign state can ever score a conclusive win against an irregular force rooted in its local community. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
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TOPSHOTS An Israeli army vehicle rides along a security fence standing on the Gaza border with Israel, east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, during a demonstration by Palestinian youths on November 23, 2012. A Palestinian was shot dead by Israeli forces near the Gaza border, the first casualty since the two sides agreed a truce ending their week-long conflict, Palestinian medical sources said. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIBSAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: IDF Soldiers Remain On The Gaza Border After Ceasefire

ISRAEL/GAZA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 22: Israeli soldiers dance to music provided by visiting Hassidic Jews who visited to show their support to soldiers at the border with the Gaza Strip on November 22, 2012 close to the northern Gaza Strip border with Israel. The ceasefire between Israel and Hamas appears to be holding despite rockets being fired on Israel from Gaza. During the night the IDF reportedly arrested a number of 'terror operatives' in the West Bank in continued efforts to restore peace in the region. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Image: Gazans celebrate 'victory' over Israel as truce comes into effect

epa03481818 Senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh (C) waves to crowds of people celebrating after a ceasefire was announced, bringing an end to eight days of violence in the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, 22 November 2012. Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and Israelis woke 22 November to their first violence-free morning in more than a week, as a ceasefire ending eight days of fierce fighting took hold. The truce, ending waves of Israeli bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, and Palestinian missiles on Israeli cities, came into effect at 1900 GMT 21 November. EPA/ALI ALI
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Image: Ceasefire Declared Between Israel and Hamas

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 22: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts as he speaks during a visit to the national police headquarters on November 22, 2012 in Jerusalem, Israel. A ceasefire took hold on November 21 in and around Gaza after a week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants, although a police spokesman reported that twelve rockets fired from the Gaza Strip hit Israel in the hours that followed the agreement. (Photo by Gali Tibbon-Pool/Getty Images)
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TOPSHOTS Members of the Palestinian al-Attar family, displaced during the eight-day conflict with Israel, return to their home in the al-Atatra area in the northern Gaza Strip November 22, 2012, a day after a ceasefire took hold in and around Gaza. A week of cross-border violence between Israel and Palestinian militants has killed at least 160 people. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Funeral for killed militant in Gaza

epa03481671 Mourners carry the body of Abed Al-Rahman Ayesh, a militant from the Al Nasser Brigades, an armed wing of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC), during his funeral in Gaza City, 22 November 2012. Ayesh is said being the last person killed in the recent cross border violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: Gaza-Israel truce comes into force

epa03481322 Palestinians celebrate a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Gaza in Gaza City, 21 November 2012. A ceasefire has gone into effect in the Gaza Strip, after Israel and Hamas agreed to cease hostilities. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Egyptian Foreign Minister Mohamed Kamel Amr announced the a ceasefire agreement in Cairo some time before it took hold at 8pm CET. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: US Secretary of State Clinton and Egypt's President Mursi meet at the presidential palace in Cairo

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) and Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi meet at the presidential palace in Cairo November 21, 2012. Clinton met Mursi on Wednesday in Cairo to discuss a possible truce in Gaza, Egypt's official news agency reported. REUTERS/Egyptian Presidency/Handout (EGYPT - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT CIVIL UNREST) FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS
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The moon illuminates Israelis standing on a hill at the Israeli town of Sderot, overlooking the Gaza Strip, as they watch a missile, not seen, fired by Palestinian militants from inside Gaza towards southern Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, shortly before a cease-fire is announced between Israel and Hamas. Israel and the Hamas militant group agreed to a cease-fire Wednesday to end eight days of the fiercest fighting in nearly four years, promising to halt attacks on each other and ease an Israeli blockade constricting the Gaza Strip.The deal was brokered by the new Islamist government of Egypt, solidifying its role as a leader in the quickly shifting Middle East after two days of intense shuttle diplomacy that saw U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton race to the region. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
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Image: Relatives of al-Aqsa TV cameraman Mahmoud Al Kawmy mourn during his funeral in Gaza Strip

epa03480675 Palestinian relatives of al-Aqsa TV cameraman Mahmoud Al Kawmy mourns during his funeral in Gaza Strip, 21 November 2012, according to the Hamas ambulance service. Palestinian militants renewed their rocket fire on Israel on 21 November, and Israel continued hitting targets inside Gaza Strip. The Israeli military informed it bombed some 100 targets in the area overnight, including 50 underground rocket launchers. EPA/ALI ALI
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Image: Funeral in Jerusalem of Israeli soldier Yosef Nachman Partok

epa03480696 Soldiers mourn near the grave of Yosef Nachman Partok during his funeral in Jerusalem, Israel, 21 November 2012. Partok was killed on 20 November when a mortar fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip exploded in southern Israel. EPA/MIHAL FATTAL ISRAEL OUT
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TOPSHOTS The body of two-year-old Abdel Rahman Majdi Naim is made ready for burial after he was killed in an Israeli strike in Gaza City on November 21, 2012. Naim was killed in a second Israeli strike on the building housing AFP'S Gaza offices, Hamas health officials said. No AFP journalists were in the building at the time. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
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Smoke billows from the site of an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office.(AP Photo/Bernat Armangue))
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Israeli rescue workers and paramedics carry a wounded person from the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A bomb ripped through an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding several people, Israeli officials said. The blast came amid a weeklong Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza that has killed more than 130 Palestinians. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Israeli police officers examine a destroyed bus at the site of a bombing in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. A bomb ripped through an Israeli bus near the nation's military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding several people, Israeli officials said. The blast came amid a weeklong Israeli offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza.(AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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Image: A wounded Israeli woman is comforted at the scene east of Ashdod

A wounded Israeli woman is comforted at the scene where a rocket landed in Arugot, east of Ashdod November 21, 2012. U.S. Secretary of State on Wednesday pursued a Gaza truce, with Israel and Hamas still at odds over key terms, as Israeli air strikes shook the enclave and a bomb exploded on a Tel Aviv bus. Palestinians militants fired 31 rockets at Israel, causing no casualties, and Israel's Iron Dome interceptor system shot down 14 of them, Israeli police said. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Smoke rises from the destroyed Hamas government complex known as Abu Khadra in Gaza City, early Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. Israeli aircraft pounded Gaza with at least 30 strikes overnight, hitting government ministries, smuggling tunnels, a banker's empty villa and a Hamas-linked media office. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Image: Displaced Palestinians carry mattresses distributed by the UNRWA at a school in Gaza City

Displaced Palestinians, who fled from their houses, carry mattresses distributed by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) at a school in Gaza City November 21, 2012. At least 50 Gaza families living next to the front line with Israel had fled their homes by the eighth day of Israel's air war but far more people will be uprooted if there is any ground invasion, the U.N. relief agency in the enclave said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot (GAZA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)
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Image: BESTPIX Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers take cover during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on November 21, 2012 near Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumours of a ceasefire militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues it's bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Image: US Secretary of State Clinton walks with Palestinian President Abbas after their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (2nd R) after their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah November 21, 2012. Israeli air strikes shook the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rockets struck across the border as Clinton held talks in Jerusalem in the early hours of Wednesday, seeking a truce that can hold back Israel's ground troops. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (WEST BANK - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)
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Image: Clinton says it is essential to de-escalate Gaza conflict

epa03479853 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shake hands after their joint press conference at the prime minister's office in Jerusalem, late 20 November 2012. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said it was 'essential to de-escalate' the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. She said she arrived in Jerusalem with a 'clear message' from President Barack Obama of 'rock-solid' and 'unwavering' support for Israel's right to defend itself. EPA/AVI OHAYON / HANDOUT ISRAELI MEDIA MUST CREDIT GPO HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES
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Image: Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers pray next to an artillery gun on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumours of a ceasefire militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues it's bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

ISRAEL/GAZA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 21: An Israeli 155mm artillery gun fires a shell from an emplacement on Israel's border into the Gaza Strip on November 21, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Despite widespread rumors of a ceasefire, militants in the Gaza Strip continue to fire rockets and Israel continues its bombardment. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has arrived in Israel to support and encourage a peace deal being brokered by Egypt. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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Image: Gaza after Israeli air strike

epa03480036 A photograph and VCR tapes are seen in the debris of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, 21 November 2012. Palestinian militants renewed their rocket fire on Israel 21 November and Israel continued pounding targets in the Gaza Strip, as agreement on a hoped-for truce remained elusive. The Israeli military said it bombed around 100 targets in the Strip overnight, including 50 underground rocket launchers. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: A Palestinian youth throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron

A Palestinian youth throws back a tear gas canister fired by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the West Bank city of Hebron November 20, 2012. Two funeral processions for Palestinians killed during clashes with the Israeli army turned violent on Tuesday, underscoring tensions in the occupied West Bank sharply exacerbated by the Gaza conflict. Palestinian medics said the two men were killed by Israeli gunfire in separate protests earlier this week - one in the village of Nabi Saleh and the other in the city of Hebron. Israel's military said its soldiers had shot and injured a man in Hebron on Monday after he approached them holding a fire bomb. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Image: Israeli border policemen carry a stone-throwing Palestinian protester as they detain him during clashes against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, at a checkpoint near Nablus

Israeli border policemen carry a stone-throwing Palestinian protester as they detain him during clashes against Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus November 20, 2012. A Hamas official said Egyptian mediators had clinched a truce with Israel on Tuesday that would go into effect within hours, but Egypt and Israel said a Gaza ceasefire deal was still up in the air after a week of fighting. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Am Israeli police officer inspects the damage around a residential building after it was hit by a rocket fired by militants from Gaza Strip, in the israeli central city of Rishon Lezion, near Tel Aviv, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. A diplomatic push to end Israel's nearly weeklong offensive in the Gaza Strip gained momentum Tuesday, with Egypt's president predicting that airstrikes would end within hours and Israel's prime minister saying his country would be a "willing partner" to a cease-fire with the Islamic militant group Hamas. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Image: BESTPIX Gaza Militants Continue Rocket Fire Toward Israel

BEERSHEBA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: (ISRAEL OUT) Aaron Hachmon reacts to the damage caused to his house after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012 in Beersheba, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Image: Parachute Israeli flares illuminate the area for an artillery barrage on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip

epa03479651 Hours before a proposed cease fire may come into effect, parachute Israeli flares illuminate the area for an artillery barrage on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip, 20 November 2012. Senior Hamas in the Gaza Strip have said that an Egyptian brokered ceasefire between Israel and Gaza militants is due to begin at 10 pm local time. EPA/ATEF SAFADI
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TOPSHOTS Ronit Hakmon looks at the damage to her home after it was hit by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva on November 20, 2012. Israel put on hold its threatened Gaza ground offensive to give Egyptian-led truce talks a chance as top diplomats flew in to boost efforts to end nearly a week of cross-border violence. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Salem Paul Sweliem

Palestinians mourners cry during the funeral of Salem Paul Sweliem during his funeral in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. According to the family, the 52 years old Greek Orthodox Christian carpenter was killed during an Israel Air Force strike on a high-rise building, in which Ramez Harb, a senior figure in Islamic Jihad's military wing, was killed. Sweliem was in a car when the strike took place and he died on his way to the hospital from shrapnel wounds. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Rockets streaks are seen in the night sky after they are launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel

Rockets streaks are seen in the night sky after they are launched from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel November 20, 2012. An Egyptian-brokered ceasefire in the Gaza conflict will go into effect later on Tuesday, a Hamas official said. There was no immediate Israeli comment. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said earlier he was open to a long-term deal to halt Palestinian rocket attacks on his country. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Israeli woman take cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Jerusalem

Israeli woman take cover as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Jerusalem November 20, 2012. A rocket was fired at Jerusalem on Tuesday, missing the holy city and landing in the near-by West Bank, police said, adding that there were no casualties or damage. Islamist militant group Hamas said it had fired the missile out of the Gaza Strip in response to continued Israeli airstrikes on the Palestinian territory. REUTERS/Ohad Zwigenberg (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) ISRAEL OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN ISRAEL
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Image: Palestinians gather around a destroyed car after what witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza

Palestinians gather around a destroyed car after what witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City November 20, 2012. An Israeli air strike on two cars in the Gaza Strip killed six Palestinians on Tuesday, while two children died in an attack in the north of the territory, local residents and medics said. REUTERS/Ali Hassan (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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An Israeli soldier evacuates a young girl from a site hit by a rocket launched by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in the southern Israeli city of Beer Sheva on November 20, 2012. Israeli leaders discussed an Egyptian plan for a truce with Gaza's ruling Hamas, reports said, before a mission by the UN chief to Jerusalem and as the toll from Israeli raids on Gaza rose over 100. AFP PHOTO/DANNY SASSON ==ISRAEL OUT==DANNY SASSON/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Israeli soldier gets out of his sleeping bag at a staging area near border with Gaza

An Israeli soldier gets out of his sleeping bag near an armoured personnel carrier (APC) at a staging area near the border with central Gaza November 20, 2012. The U.N. chief called for an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton headed to the region with a message that escalation of the week-long conflict was in nobody's interest. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (ISRAEL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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Image: Palestinian carry the bodies of two boys during their funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza

Palestinians carry the bodies of two boys Suhaib and Mohammed (R) Hejazi during their funeral in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip November 20, 2012. The two children and their father Fuad Hejazi were killed when an Israeli air strike in the Gaza town of Beit Lahiya crushed their home on Monday, the Hamas Health Ministry said. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS)
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Image: Gaza's Health Ministry said on Monday that 91 people had been killed over six days, with Israel striking a wider range of targets.

A child sits next to his wounded mother, who was reportedly injured in an Israeli air raid, at al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Nov. 19, 2012. After a night of sustained Israeli strikes by air and sea and a morning of rocket attacks on Israel, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Monday that the Palestinian death toll in six days of conflict had risen to 91. (Wissam Nassar/The New York Times)
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Image: Gaza Militants Continue Rocket Fire Toward Israel

BEERSHEBA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: (ISRAEL OUT) Sapir Hachmon and her boyfriend Ron Vachnish react as they enter her room after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012 in Beersheba, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Gaza Militants Continue Rocket Fire Toward Israel

BEERSHEBA, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 20: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli woman carries a child outside her house after it was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012 in Beersheba, Israel. Hamas militants and Israel are continuing talks aimed at a ceasefire as the death toll in Gaza reaches over 100 with three Israelis also having been killed by rockets fired by Palestinian militants. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Displaced Palestinians ride in a flatbed truck as they make their way to a U.N.-run school in Gaza City

Displaced Palestinians, who have fled their homes, ride in a flatbed truck as they make their way to a United Nations-run school in Gaza City November 20, 2012. From the sandy expanses of the northern Gaza Strip, Palestinian families are fleeing their homes destroyed by airstrikes, but refuse to blame the Hamas rocket crews who draw Israeli fire. REUTERS/Majdi Fathi (GAZA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)
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Image: Salem Paul Sweliem

Palestinians pray during the funeral of Salem Paul Sweliem inside the Church of Saint Porphyrius in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012. According to the family, the 52 years old Greek Orthodox Christian carpenter was killed during an Israel Air Force strike on a high-rise building, in which Ramez Harb, a senior figure in Islamic Jihad's military wing, was killed. Sweliem was in a car when the strike took place and he died on his way to the hospital from shrapnel wounds. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Khaled Mashaal, the head of Hamas Political Bureau during a press conference in Cairo

epa03478105 The head of Hamas Political Bureau, Khaled Mashaal speaks during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, 19 November 2012. Reports state that the Israeli military is prepared to significantly widen operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet 18 November. He said Israel's Operation Pillar of Defence had caused 'significant damage' to the missile arsenal that Palestinian militant groups were aiming at Israel, and had extracted a 'heavy price' from Hamas and other armed organizations. EPA/KHALED ELFIQI
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Image: Family members and friends react during a funeral for several members of a family whose home was bombed in Gaza City.

Family members and friends react during a funeral for several members of a family whose home was bombed in Gaza City, Nov. 19, 2012. After a night of sustained Israeli strikes by air and sea and a morning of rocket attacks on Israel, the Health Ministry in Gaza said Monday that the Palestinian death toll in six days of conflict had risen to 91 with 700 wounded, including 200 children, as the assault ground on unrelentingly despite efforts toward a cease-fire. (Tyler Hicks/The New York Times)
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Birzeit University students clash with Israeli soldiers at the Atara checkpoint close to the university as they protest against Israel's military action on the Gaza Strip, on November 19, 2012. Israeli air strikes across the Gaza Strip killed 13 people, raising the Palestinian death toll to 90 as Israel's relentless air campaign entered its sixth day. TOPSHOTSAFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANIABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Israeli troops cheer as a Hasidic Jewish man dances during a visit to support the soldiers near the border with Gaza

Israeli troops cheer as a Hasidic Jewish man, from the Breslov sect, dances during a visit to support the soldiers, near the border with the Gaza Strip November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of targets in Gaza on Monday and said that while it was prepared to step up its offensive by sending in troops, it preferred a diplomatic solution that would end Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY RELIGION)
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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Israeli Troops Continue To Gather On Border As UN Call For Truce

ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL- NOVEMBER 19: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli soldiers perform their morning prayers in a deployment area on November 19, 2012 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. The death toll has risen to at least 85 killed in the air strikes, according to hospital officials, on day six since the launch of operation 'Pillar of Defence.' (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Image: Mideast Israeli Gaza conflicts

epa03478100 A Palestinian firefighter is backdropped by a burning office building following an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City, 19 November 2012. Media reports state that Israeli forces were on 19 November 2012 targeting the homes and other buildings occupied by Palestinian militants in its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, as the combined death toll in six days of airstrikes and rocket attacks climbed to nearly 100. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: Palestinians evacuate wounded man after Israeli air strike on floor in a building that also houses media offices in Gaza City

Palestinians evacuate a wounded man after an Israeli air strike, witnessed by a Reuters journalist, on a floor in a building that also houses media offices in Gaza City November 19, 2012. Egypt's prime minister said on Monday that an agreement brokered by Cairo to stop the fighting between Israel and the Palestinians in Gaza could be close. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT MEDIA)
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Image: Palestinian Continues To Launch Rocket Attacks On Israeli Towns As Israel Continues Airstrikes On Gaza

NITZAN, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 19: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli girl holds her sister as they take cover in a large concrete pipe used as a bomb shelter during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on November 19, 2012 in Nitzan, Israel. According to reports November 19, 2012, at least 90 Palestinians have been killed and more than 700 wounded during the Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Israeli F15 jet takes off from Tel Nof Air Force Base

epa03478154 An Israeli F-15 'Eagle' military jet takes off from the Tel Nof Air Force base in central Israel, 19 November 2012. Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip on 19 November killed two Palestinian men travelling on a motorbike in the south and a man in a car in central Gaza City, witnesses reported. Gaza Health Ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qaedra confirmed the latest fatalities, which brought to 96 the number of Palestinians killed. He said more than 800 Palestinians, including 200 children, have been injured in the Israeli offensive. EPA/MIRI TSACHIE ISRAEL OUT
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Israelis look at a military Iron Dome defense missile system, designed to intercept and destroy incoming short-range rockets and artillery shells from Gaza, in Tel Aviv, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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epa03478152 Palestinian women cry during the funeral of Al Dalou family in Al Sheikh Redwan area in Gaza City, 19 November 2012. Eleven members of the Dalou family died when an Israeli air strike hit their hose in Gaza City 18 November. Media reports state that Israeli forces were on 19 November 2012 targeting the homes and other buildings occupied by Palestinian militants in its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, as the combined death toll in six days of airstrikes and rocket attacks climbed to 100. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
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Smoke rises following an Israeli attack on smuggling tunnels on the border between Egypt and Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba)
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Image: Israeli air strike in the east of Gaza city

epa03477355 A Palestinian woman inspects a ruble of her destroyed house after Israeli air strike in the east of Gaza city on, 19 November 2012. Reports state that the Israeli military is prepared to significantly widen operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet 18 November 2012. He said Israel's Operation Pillar of Defence had caused 'significant damage' to the missile arsenal that Palestinian militant groups were aiming at Israel, and had extracted a 'heavy price' from Hamas and other armed organizations EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
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Image: Israelis in shelter in Ashkelon as air raid siren sounds

epa03477874 Israelis line the entrance to a shelter in their apartment building as a siren sounds in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, 19 November 2012. A hour earlier a Grad missile fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip landed in the yard of this apartment complex but did not explode. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
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Image: Israeli soldiers check their weapons near border with Gaza

Israeli soldiers check their weapons at a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY POLITICS)
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Image: Israeli soldiers at a tank staging area along Gaza Strip border

epa03477471 An Israeli soldier prepares for morning prayers at his APC (Armoured Personnel Carrier) on a tank staging area in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip, 19 November 2012. Behind, a group of religious soldier take part in morning prayers. Reports state that the Israeli military is prepared to significantly widen operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet 18 November 2012. He said Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense had caused 'significant damage' to the missile arsenal that Palestinian militant groups were aiming at Israel, and had extracted a 'heavy price' from Hamas and other armed organizations. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
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Image: Israeli airstrike in Gaza City

epa03477565 A Palestinian women speaks on a cellphone on the site where an Israeli airstrike hit and destroyed the house of her neighbors in Gaza City, 19 November 2012. Media reports state that Israeli forces wereon 19 November 2012 targeting the homes and other buildings occupied by Palestinian militants in its bombardment of the Gaza Strip, as the combined death toll in six days of airstrikes and rocket attacks climbed to nearly 100. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: Palestinians carry the body of a child from the al-Dalo family during a mass funeral in Gaza City

ATTENTION EDITORS - VISUAL COVERAGE OF SCENES OF DEATH OR INJURY Palestinians carry the body of a child belonging to the al-Dalo family during a mass funeral in Gaza City November 19, 2012. Nine members of the al-Dalo family, including four children, were killed in an Israeli strike on their house on Sunday, Palestinian medics said. Israel bombed dozens of suspected militant sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinians kept up their cross-border rocket fire as international pressure for a truce intensified. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT POLITICS) TEMPLATE OUT
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An Israeli police sapper collects the remains of a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip that landed in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, Monday, Nov. 19, 2012. Exchange of fire between Israel and Gaza militants continued for the sixth day on Monday. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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TOPSHOTS An Israeli soldier sleeps on top of a tank at an Israeli army deployment area near the Israel-Gaza Strip border as they prepare for a potential ground operation in the Palestinian coastal enclave on November 19, 2012. Israeli air strikes killed 10 Palestinians raising the toll to 87, as Israel pushed raids against Gaza militants into a sixth day amid a flurry of efforts to broker a truce. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Palestinian man takes pictures of a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian man uses his iPad as he takes pictures of a destroyed house after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 19, 2012. Israel bombed dozens of suspected guerrilla sites in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Monday and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave dropped off as international efforts to broker a truce intensified. Ten civilians and two field commanders from the Islamic Jihad faction were killed and at least 30 other Palestinians were hurt in the new air strikes, hospital officials said, bringing the death toll from six days of clashes in Gaza to 85. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: MILITARY POLITICS CONFLICT)
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A Palestinian man waves national flag during a protest against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, outside Ofer, an Israeli military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
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TOPSHOTS A Palestinian man carries the dead body of a child from the al-Dallu family out from the rubble after an Israeli missile struck a family home killing at least seven members of the same family in Gaza City on November 18, 2012. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Air raid sirens in Ashkelon

epa03476269 An Israeli man looks out the window of his apartment after a rocket fired from Gaza hit directly on his building in Ashkelon on 18 November 2012. Reports state that the Israeli military is prepared to significantly widen operations against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet 18 November 2012. He said Israel's Operation Pillar of Defence had caused 'significant damage' to the missile arsenal that Palestinian militant groups were aiming at Israel, and had extracted a 'heavy price' from Hamas and other armed organizations. EPA/ABIR SULTAN
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A Palestinian man cries next the body of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, but he warned that escalating the offensive with Israeli ground troops could deepen the death toll and undermine any hope of a peace process with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Smoke rises after an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. The Israeli military widened its range of targets in the Gaza Strip on Sunday to include the media operations of the Palestinian territory's Hamas rulers, sending its aircraft to attack two buildings used by both Hamas and foreign media outlets. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Israeli shoots video at scene after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashdod

An Israeli shoots a video at the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod November 18, 2012. Israel bombed Palestinian militant targets in the Gaza Strip from air and sea for a fifth straight day on Sunday, preparing for a possible ground invasion while also spelling out its conditions for a truce. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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A Palestinian man kisses the hand of a dead relative in the morgue of Shifa Hospital in Gaza City, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012. President Barack Obama on Sunday defended Israel's airstrikes on the Gaza Strip, but he warned that escalating the offensive with Israeli ground troops could deepen the death toll and undermine any hope of a peace process with the Palestinians. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: *** BESTPIX *** Israel Intercepts Missile Attack On Tel Aviv

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 17: (ISRAEL OUT) An Israeli missile from the Iron Dome defence missile system is launched to intercept and destroy incoming rocket fire from Gaza on November 17, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. At least 39 Palestinians and three Isreali's have died since conflict began four days ago. Israeli troops have been massing on the border as some 200 targets were hit overnight in Gaza, including Hamas cabinet buildings. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Israelis take cover as an air raid siren warns of incoming rockets from Gaza as Iron Dome missile is launched in Tel Aviv, to intercept a rocket fired from Gaza, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Image: Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City

Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by militants to include the prime minister's headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
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Image: Gaza Conflict - Violence Continues

Nov. 17, 2012 - Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip - Fragments of glass are strewn on the book of Quran and the floor in a destroyed mosque in the northern Gaza Strip, following an Israeli air raid. (Credit Image: © Wissam Nassar/Xinhua/ZUMA24.com)
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epa03474838 Palestinians emerge from their dwellings to search for victims beneth the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official after an Israeli air strike in Jabaliya refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on 17 November 2012. Reports state that Israel has put 75,000 reservists on standby amid speculation of an impending ground invasion EPA/ALI ALI
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Image: Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes after a protest against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City

Israeli border police officers detain a Palestinian demonstrator during clashes after a protest against Israel's military operation in Gaza, outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City November 16, 2012. The latest upsurge in a long-running conflict was triggered on November 14 when Israel killed Hamas's military mastermind, Ahmed Al-Jaabari, in a precision air strike on his car. Israel then began shelling the enclave from land, air and sea. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Iron Dome intercepts Gaza Strip missile

epa03472311 An Israeli Iron Dome interceptor anti-missile system blasts apart a missile fired from the Gaza Strip by Palestinian militants as it approaches Sderot, southern Israel, 15 November 2012. Reports state that World leaders expressed concern of the escalation, with UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon in a telephone conversation with Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging a 'measured' response to the recurring Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza, 'so as not to provoke a new cycle of bloodshed that could have, dangerous spillover effects in the region.' EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
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Image: Palestinian Missile Strikes Put Israel On High Alert

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 16: (ISRAEL OUT) Israeli reserve soldiers sit on board a bus heading to south of the country after they were called for duty on November 16, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. According to reports, Israeli troops are massing at the border of the Gaza Strip and Israel cabinet has authorized up to 75,000 reserve troops to be drafted. Palestinian rocket attacks have followed a series aerial strikes on targets in Gaza launched by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) including one which killed a top military commander of Hamas. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: A Palestinian stone-thrower walks past smoke from burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in Gaza, near Ramallah

A Palestinian stone-thrower walks past smoke from burning tyres during clashes with Israeli security forces against Israel's military operation in Gaza, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah November 16, 2012. Palestinian militants nearly hit Jerusalem with a rocket for the first time in decades on Friday and fired at Tel Aviv for a second day, in a stinging challenge to Israel's Gaza offensive after an Egyptian bid to broker a truce. REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST BANK - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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epa03474401 Israeli Pini Modlwitz (C) celebrates his 40th birthday with his friends and family in a municipal shelter in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16 November 2012. Tel Aviv Municipality opened all shelters in the city after sirens sounded in Tel Aviv on 16 November 2012, for the first time since the Gulf War of 1991, although no rockets from Gaza reached the city. The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay, said she was extremely concerned about the rocket attacks launched from the Gaza Strip against Israel, as well as by the increase of Israeli air attacks, since civilians have been dying on both sides. EPA/ABIR SULTAN
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Image: BESTPIX  Israel Launches Airstrikes On Gaza

SDEROT, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 16: (ISRAEL OUT) Smoke plumes rise over Gaza following Israel Air Force bombing on November 16, 2012 near Sderot, Israel. Conflict between the Israeli military and Palestian miltants has intensified over the last few days, with Israel striking some 130 targets overnight. According to reports, 18 Palestians and three Israelis have been killed. Egypt's prime minister Hisham Qandil is due to make a brief visit to Gaza today and Israel have vowed to suspend fire for the duration of his visit, provided there's no cross border attacks from militants. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images) *** BESTPIX ***
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Image: Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers at an area near the border with the Gaza Strip

Israeli soldiers prepare armoured personnel carriers (APC) at an area near the border with the Gaza Strip November 16, 2012. Israel has started drafting 16,000 reserve troops, the military said on Friday, in a sign that violence could escalate further with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
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A Palestinian Hamas militant walks in the rubble of the destroyed house of Hamas militant Mohammad Abu Shmala, following an Israeli air strike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.(AP Photo/Eyad Baba)
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An Israeli woman walks through a damaged house hit by a rocked fired from the Gaza Strip the hit a house near the Israel-Gaza border, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Fierce clashes between Israeli forces and Gaza militants are continuing for the third day.(AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)
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Image: Palestinian Missile Strikes Put Israel On High Alert

KIRYAT MALACHI, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 16: (ISRAEL OUT) Relatives grieve at the funeral for Itzik Amsalem, 49, one of the three people who died in a rocket attack on November 16, 2012 in Kiryat Malachi, Israel. Three people were killed in Israel November 15, after a building was hit by a rocket fired from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. Palestinian rocket attacks followed a series aerial strikes on targets in Gaza launched by Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) which killed a top military commander of Hamas. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on the building of Hamas' Ministry of Interior in Gaza City

Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish a fire after an Israeli air strike on the building of Hamas' Ministry of Interior in Gaza City November 16, 2012. Egypt opened a tiny window to emergency peace diplomacy in Gaza on Friday, but hopes for even a brief ceasefire while its prime minister was inside the bombarded enclave to talk to leaders of the Islamist Hamas movement were immediately dashed. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Funeral of Audi Naser, who was killed in an Israeli air strike

epa03473439 Palestinian sister of Audi Naser 10 years, cries during his funeral after he was killed in an Israeli air strike, during his funeral in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip on 16 November 2012. Missiles continue to be fired on Israeli targets by Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues to strike targets in retaliation inside the Gaza Strip, on the second day of Operation Pillar Cloud, following the assassination of Hamas militant leader Ahmed Jabari. Israeli forces launched a heavy barrage of bombs at the break of dawn but also announce a three hours ceasefire during the visit of the Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in the Gaza Strip. EPA/ALI ALI
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Image: Protest against Israel's operations in the Gaza Strip

epa03473725 Palestinian protesters seek cover from tear gas fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest against Israel's operations in Gaza Strip, at Qalandya checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah 16 November 2012. Reports state that missiles continue to be fired on Israeli targets by Palestinian militant in the Gaza Strip, as Israel continues to strike targets in retaliation inside the Gaza Strip, on the second day of Operation Pillar Cloud, following the assassination of Hamas militant leader Ahmed Jabari. Israeli forces launched a heavy barrage of bombs at the break of dawn but also announce a three hours ceasefire during the visit of the Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in the Gaza Strip. EPA/ALAA BADARNEH
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TOPSHOTS An Israeli soldier fires a tear gas canister towards Palestinian stone throwers on route 60, mainly used by Israeli settlers, in the West Bank village of Beit Omar, on November 16, 2012 . Thousands of angry Palestinians rallied across the West Bank, urging Hamas militants to "bomb Tel Aviv" as Israel pursued a relentless air campaign on the Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADERHAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images
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TOPSHOTS A Palestinian man looks at rubble of the Civilian Affairs branch of the Ministry of Interior following an Israeli air raid in Gaza City on November 16, 2012. Israel was condemned by much of the Arab world while securing Western backing and pressing its biggest air assault on Gaza for years amid a wave of Palestinian short-range rocket fire. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
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The mother of 10-month-old Palestinian infant Haneen Tafesh is comforted by relatives prior the funeral in Jabaliya, north Gaza, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. According to hospital reports Tafesh died from wounds of an earlier Israeli strike. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
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Image: Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil during a visit to the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City

epa03473195 Palestinian Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip Ismail Haniya (L) and Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Qandil (R) visit a person who was wounded in an Israeli air strike, at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, 16 November 2012. Israeli forces launched a heavy barrage of bombs at the break of dawn but also announce a three hours ceasefire during the visit of the Egyptian Prime Minister Hesham Qandil in the Gaza Strip. EPA/MAHMUD HAMS / POOL
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Family and friends of Aaron Smadja, one of the three Israelis killed by a rocket fired from Gaza mourn during his funeral at a cemetery in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachi, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)
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Image: Aharon Smaja funeral

epa03472414 Soldier on guard during the funeral of Aharon Smaja in the graveyard of Kiryat Malachi, southern Israel, 15 November 2012. Samaja was killed along with two others early 15 November by a rocket allegedly fired from the Gaza Strip. World leaders have reportedly expressed concern at the escalation of violence, with UN Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon in a telephone conversation with Iraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging a 'measured' response to the recurring Palestinian rocket and mortar attacks from Gaza, 'so as not to provoke a new cycle of bloodshed that could have, dangerous spillover effects in the region'. EPA/ATEF SAFADI
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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks to the media in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. Netanyahu told reporters on Thursday that Israel has "made it clear" it won't tolerate continued rocket fire on its civilians. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty)
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Image: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is seen through a damaged car window after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in Ashdod

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man is seen through a damaged car window after a rocket fired from Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod November 16, 2012. Israel has started drafting 16,000 reserve troops, the military said on Friday, in a sign that violence could escalate further with Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY MILITARY)
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TOPSHOTS A Palestinian man calls for help as he and others try to save a man trapped under his car just after an Israeli air raid on the area of Twaam in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahia on November 15, 2012. Israeli air strikes have killed more than ten Gazans, including top Hamas commander Ahmed Jaabari, as three Israelis die when a rocket strikes a house, in the latest flareup of tit-for-tat fighting. AFP PHOTO / MARCO LONGARIMARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: Gaza Israel Missile Strikes Claim Victims

KIRYAT MALACHI, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 15: (ISRAEL OUT) A Torah scroll lies on a mattress stained with blood in an apartment which was targetted by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants, killing three people on November 15, 2012 in Kiryat Malachi, Israel. The rocket attack happened some 24 hours after the IDF targeted nearly 200 sites in the Gaza Strip, killing Ahmed Jabari, a top military commander of Hamas, in the process. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Three people killed by rockets from Gaza in Kiryat Malachi, southern Israel

epa03471755 A women takes cover as sirens go off in Kiryat Malachi, southern Israel, 15 November 2012. The Israeli police said three civilians had died in the southern town of Kiryat Malachai from rockets fired into the Jewish state from Gaza following a series of targeted strikes. Israel said it had attacked more than 200 targets in Gaza from the air and sea since 14 November. The targets included rocket launching sites and pits, an army spokesman in Tel Aviv said. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image: Thousands attend Hamas military commander's funeral

epa03471741 Palestinian Hamas members carry the body of Hamas militant leader Ahmed Ja'abari (C) during his funeral in Gaza City, 15 November 2012. Thousands of people gathered in the Gaza Strip 15 November for the funeral of Ahmed Ja'abari, the commander of the military wing of the Palestinian Hamas movement. His casket was being taken to the al-Omari mosque in Gaza City for a prayer service before burial. High-ranking Hamas members were not expected to attend the funeral for safety reasons. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
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Image: Israel Launches Airstrikes On Gaza

SDEROT, ISRAEL - NOVEMBER 15: (ISRAEL OUT) A plume of smoke rises over Gaza during an Israeli air strike, as seen from Sderot on November 15, 2012 in Israel. A rocket attack on an apartment building in Kiryat Malachi, Israel earlier claimed three lives, some 24 hours after the IDF targeted nearly 200 sites in the Gaza Strip, killing Ahmed Jabari, a top military commander of Hamas, in the process. (Photo by Uriel Sinai/Getty Images)
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Image: Israelis react and run for cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi

Israelis react and run for cover as a siren sounds warning of incoming rockets in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi November 15, 2012. Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 13 and the military showdown lurched closer to all-out war. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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The Israeli military launch a missile from the Iron Dome missile system in the southern city of Beer Sheva into the Gaza Strip on November 15, 2012. Rockets were launched from Gaza into Israel amid a vast Israeli operation against Gaza militants which began on November 14 with the killing of a top Hamas chief along with ten other Palestinians. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images
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Image: A Palestinian medic tends to a wounded woman after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian medic tends to a wounded woman after an Israeli air strike in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. Hamas fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, killing three people, and Israel launched numerous air strikes across the Gaza Strip, threatening a wider offensive to halt repeated Palestinian salvoes. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS)
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Image: A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip

A smoke trail is seen as a rocket is launched from the northern Gaza Strip November 15, 2012. A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 13 and a military showdown lurched closer to all-out war with an invasion of the enclave. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Israelis huddle by a roadside as rockets are fired at Kiryat Malachai from the Gaza Strip

epa03471532 An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with his three sons and a daughter huddled outside their car when they stop in the southern Israeli town of Kiryat Malachai, 15 November 2012 as a 'Red Alert" sounds, signaling a rocket attack. At least one woman died in this town, and some say as many as three died when an apartment received a direct hit from a Grad missile fired by Palestinians militants in the Gaza Strip. EPA/JIM HOLLANDER
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Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Israeli military said its assassination of the Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari, marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)
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Image: Destroyed Hamas site after an Israeli air strike

epa03471077 Palestinian firemen tackle a blaze at a destroyed Hamas site after an Israeli air strike hit an area south of Gaza City on, 14 November 2012. Hamas says the head of its military wing has been killed in an Israeli air strike. Israel said it had targeted Ahmed al-Jabari because of what it called his decade-long terrorist activity. EPA/MOHAMMED SABER
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Image: Palestinians help to evacuate a woman following Israeli air strikes in Gaza

Palestinians help to evacuate a woman following Israeli air strikes in Gaza City November 14, 2012. Israel launched a major offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza on Wednesday, killing the military commander of Hamas in an air strike and threatening an invasion of the enclave that the Islamist group vowed would "open the gates of hell". REUTERS/Ali Hassan (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City

Palestinians help extinguish the fire after an Israeli air strike on the car of Hamas's top commander in Gaza City November 14, 2012. An Israeli official said on Wednesday the assassination of Hamas's top commander in the Gaza Strip was not the end of Israel's assault on the coastal territory and more strikes would follow. Ahmed Al-Jaabari, Hamas's military chief, was killed when his car was hit by an Israeli airstrike. Multiple other Israeli attacks rocked the Gaza Strip. REUTERS/Stringer (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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Image: Three people killed by rockets from Gaza in Kiryat Malachi, southern Israel

epa03471723 A Zaka volunteer cleans blood stains in a children's room in an apartment building that was hit by a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip and subsequently three people were killed in Kiryat Malachi, southern Israel, 15 November 2012. The Israeli police said three civilians had died in the southern town of Kiryat Malachai from rockets fired into the Jewish state from Gaza following a series of targeted strikes. Israel said it had attacked more than 200 targets in Gaza from the air and sea since 14 November. The targets included rocket launching sites and pits, an army spokesman in Tel Aviv said. EPA/OLIVER WEIKEN
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Image from aerial footage made available by the Israeli Defense Force Wednesday Nov. 14, 2012 shows the car of Hamas military chief, Ahmad Jabari, circled, moments before an airstrike hit. Israel killed the commander of the Hamas military wing in one of some 20 airstrikes on the Gaza Strip Wednesday, the heaviest barrage on the Palestinian territory in four years in retaliation for renewed rocket fire on southern Israel. (AP Photo/ IDF video via APTV)
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Image: A baby is seen at a broken window after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit a house in the southern town of Netivot

A baby is seen at a broken window after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza hit a house in the southern town of Netivot November 12, 2012. The Palestinian rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck the house in southern Israel on Monday, causing damage but no injuries, and Israeli officials quickly warned of a tough response to the latest surge in violence. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
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