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Displaced Palestinians returned to inspect the damage of their homes during Friday's brief ceasefire.
Last updated: 02 Aug 2014 14:45
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Displaced Palestinians across the Gaza Strip took advantage of a brief ceasefire on Friday to inspect their homes. But the lull in fighting was short-lived - within two hours, the truce collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other for violating the agreement.

Thousands of buildings have been damaged since Israel began bombardment of the besieged territory on July 8. Mosques, hospitals, residential buildings and schools have been targeted. 

 


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Residents returned to Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, during the truce on Friday.


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Khuzaa has been heavily bombarded during Israel's offensive.


/MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images
Thousands of buildings have been damaged in the Israeli offensive.


/MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians salvage what they can at the al-Shati refugee beach camp in Gaza City.


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Palestinians run for cover after Israeli shelling while they were inspecting the damage to their houses in Khuzaa.


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Israel and Hamas accused each other of violating the truce on Friday.


/AP Photo/Adel Hana
About 1.8 million Palestinians live in the densely populated area.


/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
More than 1,650 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 9,000 wounded in Israel's Operation Protective Edge.


/Suhaib Salem/Reuters
More than 440,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.


/AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis
Seraj Ismail Abdel Al, 5, lightly wounded in an overnight Israeli strike, inspects the damage to buildings in Gaza City.


/AP Photo/Adel Hana
A poster of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seen on the rubble of a destroyed house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.


/AP Photo/Khalil Hamra
Diplomatic efforts are under way to secure a durable truce, but so far, all ceasefires have been short-lived.



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Residents returned to Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, during the truce on Friday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/91e86cd3d340389ba71b1f18d12c8d6cAP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Residents returned to Khuzaa, east of Khan Younis, during the truce on Friday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/95d672399c8d28738d763d6ebf6c1cbf

Khuzaa has been heavily bombarded during Israel's offensive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/95d672399c8d28738d763d6ebf6c1cbfAP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Khuzaa has been heavily bombarded during Israel's offensive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/4eb668227c4afdb44c30cdac15953375

Thousands of buildings have been damaged in the Israeli offensive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/4eb668227c4afdb44c30cdac15953375MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

Thousands of buildings have been damaged in the Israeli offensive.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/9bf1d614a264ff58400ce1fe3fa168f8

Palestinians salvage what they can at the al-Shati refugee beach camp in Gaza City.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/9bf1d614a264ff58400ce1fe3fa168f8MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images

Palestinians salvage what they can at the al-Shati refugee beach camp in Gaza City.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/144384e894626fb7e5af237f06f90b21

Palestinians run for cover after Israeli shelling while they were inspecting the damage to their houses in Khuzaa.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/144384e894626fb7e5af237f06f90b21AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Palestinians run for cover after Israeli shelling while they were inspecting the damage to their houses in Khuzaa.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/70c4bfea752a45ab8cefe77b83d68dd9

Israel and Hamas accused each other of violating the truce on Friday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/70c4bfea752a45ab8cefe77b83d68dd9AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Israel and Hamas accused each other of violating the truce on Friday.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/9ba3ce60001b6ce38b13977d0e1edd01

About 1.8 million Palestinians live in the densely populated area.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/9ba3ce60001b6ce38b13977d0e1edd01AP Photo/Adel Hana

About 1.8 million Palestinians live in the densely populated area.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/5a9a5731b4a73f2eed4bba1fdf5293b0

More than 1,650 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 9,000 wounded in Israel's Operation Protective Edge.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/5a9a5731b4a73f2eed4bba1fdf5293b0AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

More than 1,650 Palestinians have been killed and nearly 9,000 wounded in Israel's Operation Protective Edge.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/6e0a01cfd25db9c06d44b2d06b1ab931

More than 440,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/6e0a01cfd25db9c06d44b2d06b1ab931Suhaib Salem/Reuters

More than 440,000 people have been displaced, according to the UN.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/c748ccd365602c8da734c9d59cd4eb4c

Seraj Ismail Abdel Al, 5, lightly wounded in an overnight Israeli strike, inspects the damage to buildings in Gaza City.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/c748ccd365602c8da734c9d59cd4eb4cAP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis

Seraj Ismail Abdel Al, 5, lightly wounded in an overnight Israeli strike, inspects the damage to buildings in Gaza City.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/ee6cb93b3f98ff1a88da1ea57740b836

A poster of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seen on the rubble of a destroyed house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/ee6cb93b3f98ff1a88da1ea57740b836AP Photo/Adel Hana

A poster of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seen on the rubble of a destroyed house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/22462c4788cae48554630cdb4743b380

Diplomatic efforts are under way to secure a durable truce, but so far, all ceasefires have been short-lived.

http://aljazeera.galleries.newscred.com/gallery/Gaza_Devastation/slideshow/no-caption/22462c4788cae48554630cdb4743b380AP Photo/Khalil Hamra

Diplomatic efforts are under way to secure a durable truce, but so far, all ceasefires have been short-lived.



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