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19 Nov 2012 20:21 GMT
Palestinian youth hurl stones towards Israeli soldiers at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on November 19, 2012 [AFP]
A Hasidic Jewish man, from the Breslov sect, is carried on the shoulders of an Israeli soldier during a visit to support the troops, near the border with the Gaza Strip November 19, 2012 [Reuters]
A Palestinian youth stands next to the controversial Israeli separation barrier during clashes with Israeli forces at the Qalandia checkpoint, in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on November 19, 2012. [AFP]
Palestinian Yoused Abu Khoussa carries the body of his one and a half year-old son Iyad, during his funeral in Bureij Refugee Camp, central Gaza Strip, Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 [AP]
Palestinian students from Birzeit University burn tyres during clashes with Israeli soldiers, for the second consecutive day, as they protest against the ongoing Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip in the West Bank town of Betunia on November 18, 2012 [AFP]
Left wing Israeli activists demonstrate against the Israeli airstrike in Gaza on November 17, 2012 in Tel Aviv, Israel. [GETTY]
Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli strike in Gaza City, as the Hamas-ruled Strip was bombarded with nearly 200 airstrikes early on Saturday [AP]
Meanwhile, Israeli soldiers stand guard by the Iron Dome defence system\(***)s new launch site in Tel Aviv. For the third day in a row, rockets from Gaza cruised towards the biggest metropolitan region in Israel. [GETTY]
A Palestinian searches for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official ,after an air strike in Jabaliya refugee camp of the northern Gaza Strip.
Local residents gather to inspect the damage at an apartment building, not seen, in the Israeli port city of Ashdod after it was hit on Saturday by a missile fired by Palestinian fighters from inside the Gaza Strip overnight.
Palestinians walk amid the debris of a burning factory near the house of Ezzedine Haddad, commander of the armed wing of the Hamas movement, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, after it was destroyed during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City.
Israelis stand in a shelter as a siren wails across Ashdod to warn of incoming rockets. Israeli strikes on Saturday Gaza killed at least eight Palestinians and left dozens more wounded.
At his funeral, Palestinians carry the body of 26-year-old Mohammad Al-Lolahi, a Hamas fighter, who was killed in an Israeli air strike on several Hamas members in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
An Israeli woman and her children take cover as sirens wail in Tel Aviv. Rocket attacks fired by Palestinians on Israel were a "precipitating factor" for the conflict that has engulfed the two sworn enemies, a White House official said on Saturday.
Palestinians stand at a petrol station which closed due to fear of Israeli bombardment in the village of Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. On Saturday, nine Israelis were hurt by rocket fire, four of them soldiers, medics said.
Israeli children wave their national flag as they greet an army convoy passing on a road leading to the Israel-Gaza border near the southern Israeli town of Ofakim.
A Palestinian boy waits to buy bread in Gaza City, on the fourth day of a bombing campaign that has killed at least 40 Palestinians and three Israelis.
Tunisia\(***)s Foreign Minister Rafik Abdessalem visits Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh former office building, destroyed by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City.
Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes against Israel\(***)s military operation in the Gaza Strip, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus [Reuters]
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Malki attends an emergency meeting on the military operation in the Gaza Strip at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo [Reuters]
Arab League Secretary-General Nabil Elaraby, left, and foreign ministers, observe a minute of silence for victims of the conflict in the Gaza Strip [Reuters]
Members of the media compete to film Qatar\(***)s Prime Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim Al Thani, left, during an emergency meeting on the Gaza crisis. [Reuters]
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves to the audience at Cairo University during his visit in Cairo on Saturday [EPA]
Egyptian protesters in front of the Arab League shout slogans during a protest against Israel\(***)s ongoing attacks on the Gaza Strip [Reuters]
Lebanon\(***)s Hezbollah supporters wave Palestinian and Hezbollah flags during a demonstration, organised by Lebanese and Palestinian factions, against Israel\(***)s military activities in Gaza, in front of the UN headquarters in Beirut [Reuters]
In front of the offices of the UN in Damascus, Syrians and Palestinians wave their national flags in a show of solidarity with Gaza after Israel had targeted the headquarters of Hamas leaders and other key facilities in Gaza [EPA]
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