Saturday, July 26, 2014

Gaza knocked back (again) to WW2 devastation- in pictures

Gaza ceasefire takes hold - in pictures | World news | theguardian.com



As a temporary 12-hour ceasefire comes into force in Gaza, Palestinians take to the ruined streets to survey the damage to their homes, find missing loved ones and locate scarce supplies



Palestinians walk across the rubble of destroyed buildings and homes in the Shejaiya residential district of Gaza City.
Palestinians walk through rubble in the Shujai'iya residential neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians carry a body of a man found under the rubble of a destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood.
Palestinians carry the body of a man found buried in the rubblein the Shujai'iya neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP
A Palestinian woman looks at the rubble of destroyed buildings in the Shejaiya district of Gaza City.
A Palestinian woman shows her defiance amid the rubble in the Shujai'iya neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images
A Palestinian man walks with a mattress rolled on his back while leaving the northern district of Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian man carries a mattress as he leaves the northern Gaza district of Beit Hanoun. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images
Palestinians inspect destroyed houses in the Shejaia neighbourhood of Gaza City.
Palestinians inspect destroyed houses in the Shujai'iya neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/Corbis
A Palestinian man walks past a unexploded tank shell while walking back towards the northern district of Beit Hanun in the Gaza Strip.
A Palestinian man walks past an unexploded tank shell in the northern Gaza district of Beit Hanoun. Photograph: Marco Longari/AFP/Getty Images
A Palestinian woman chants slogans in support of Palestinian fighters as she stands next to her destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town.
A woman chants slogans in support of Palestinian fighters in front of her destroyed home in Beit Hanoun. Photograph: Suhaib Salem/Reuters
Rescue workers look on as a father grieves over the body of his son after it was removed from under the rubble of his home in Beit Hanun.
A father grieves over his son's body after it was removed from under the rubble of his home in Beit Hanoun. Photograph: Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images
A Palestinian woman looks at a shrapnel-scarred wall at the hospital in Beit Hanoun town.
A Palestinian woman looks at a wall damaged by shrapnel at Beit Hanoun hospital. Photograph: Finbarr O'Reilly/Reuters
Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood.
Palestinians console each other after finding their homes in the Shujai'iya neighbourhood of Gaza City destroyed. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP
A Palestinian girl looks on as her family salvage belongings found in the rubble of their destroyed house, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighbourhood.
A Palestinian family salvage belongings in the Shujai'iya neighbourhood of Gaza City. Photograph: Khalil Hamra/AP