Middle East

  • Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, is seen shortly before the start of a proposed cease-fire, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A Palestinian boy carries his belongings after salvaging them from his destroyed house, in the heavily bombed town of Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, close to the Israeli border, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Israeli soldiers stand on an armored personnel carrier outside the central Gaza Strip as they fire mortar shell towards Gaza before a cease-fire, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Israeli Merkava tanks and armored personnel carriers drive in southern Israel as they advance towards the Israel-Gaza border, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A poster of later Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat is seen on the rubble of a destroyed house in the Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza Strip, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Palestinians look at an unexploded Israeli shell that landed on the main road outside the town of Deir Al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Destruction is pictured through the window of a mosque in Shejaia neighborhood, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and airstrikes during an Israeli offensive, in the east of Gaza City, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A graduation photo of a Palestinian boy is hung on the wall of a destroyed house in the heavily-bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • An Israeli soldier walks near the border with the Gaza Strip, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Israeli soldiers stand on an armored personnel carrier outside the central Gaza Strip as they fire mortar shell towards Gaza before a cease-fire was due, early Aug. 1, 2014.
  • A Palestinian woman holds her son as residents return to Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • Palestinians search the rubble that was their home, in Beit Hanoun, Gaza Strip, Aug. 1, 2014.
  • An Israeli soldier of the Maglan elite unit mourns over the grave of Staff Sgt. Matan Gotlib, a Maglan elite unit soldier, during his funeral in the military cemetery in Rishon Letzion, central Israel, July 31, 2014.
  • Friends of Israeli soldier Matan Gotlib mourn during his funeral, in Rishon Lezion, near Tel Aviv, July 31, 2014.

Gaza Cease-fire Collapses; Israeli Soldier Captured

Published August 01, 2014

A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce.


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