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In pictures: Gaza under fire
The conflict continues for its eighth day while the number of deaths and injuries rises.
A doctor in Kuwait Hospital in Rafah holds an IV for a patient hit with shrapnel in the back after an explosion on his street. Medics in Gaza are trying to help the dozens of injured constantly flowing into hospitals.
Published On 21 Nov 2012
21 Nov 2012
A patient hit in the chest with shrapnel lies on a bed in a Rafah hospital. Doctors prefer to send most mild cases home as soon as they can to empty spaces for new injuries.
The most severe cases are treated in the ICU of a hospital between Rafah and Khan Younes. Here, a doctor attempts to revive a 16-year-old boy whose house was targeted.
Mourners carry the dead body of a boy during a burial march on their way to the cemeteries in Rafah.
Families usually wait many hours outside the crowded morgue until the bodies of their relatives are wrapped with Palestinian flags or with the flags of the factions they belong to.
A body is carried away from the Shifaa hospital morgue in Gaza City.
After shelling, residents often visit sites of destruction to inspect the damage caused by the missiles and talk to their neighbours.
Residents inspect the damage caused to the homes of the Abu Nodeira family in Rafah, which killed a young boy.
A member of the Abu Nodeira family stands amid the rubble of his house, which had been targeted the night before.
A woman whose house was bombed looks out of her window.
A fisherman is seen during the day in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Gaza. Fear of warships has caused the port to shut down, with many fishermen staying at home.
An elderly woman and her grandchildren outside their home in the Rafah refugee camp, a few metres away from the Egyptian border. Many families here are split between the Egyptian and Palestinian sides of the border, and move through the tunnels from one side to the other.
Children of the Shate(***)e camp in the southern part of Gaza play football in a UN school despite the drones buzzing continuously overhead.
Children in the camp wave victory signs.
A Palestinian flag placed among the rubble of a government building in the Remal area of Gaza City.