Middle East Unrest

Palestinians Rush Banks During Gaza Cease-Fire

Image: Palestinians gather to withdraw money from ATM machines in Gaza City
Palestinians crowd around ATM machines in Gaza City on July 17, 2014. The Bank of Palestine opened one of its branches in Gaza City's Rimal neighborhood as the cease-fire began, drawing hundreds of people trying to withdraw money. Lefteris Pitarakis / AP

Hundreds of Palestinians crowded around ATM machines in Gaza City on Thursday as they tried to withdraw money during a cease-fire meant to allow civilians to stock up after ten days of fighting.

Streets were jammed as residents of Gaza rushed to shops during the five-hour truce.