Middle East

  • Israeli soldiers rest at a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • Palestinians rescue Mahmoud al-Ghol from the rubble of a house in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 3, 2014.
  • Israeli tanks are seen in a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • A Palestinian woman holds her daughter as they walk past the ruins of destroyed houses in Khuzaa town, which witnesses say was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • An Israeli soldier carries a tank shell in a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • A crowd gathers during a rally in support of Hamas, in Gaza City, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • An Israeli soldier smokes a hookah at a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • Youths play in a water fountain, in Gaza City,  Aug. 7, 2014.
  • Israeli tanks are waiting for orders in a staging area near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 7, 2014.
  • A boy holds a Palestinian flag in support of Hamas during a rally while mediators work against the clock to extend a truce between Israel and the Palestinians, as the three-day ceasefire went into its final 24 hours, in Gaza City Aug. 7, 2014.

Cease-fire Deadline Looms Over Israel, Hamas

Published August 07, 2014


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