Middle East

In pictures: Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapses

Palestinian man reacts after seeing the ruins of houses caused by Israeli strikes in the village of Khuzaa
At least 50 people have been killed in Gaza since the ceasefire, reports say, after a ceasefire announced overnight collapsed early on Friday morning.
Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses following Israeli strikes in the village of Khuzaa Gaza
Truce talks in Cairo remain set to go ahead on Saturday, with members from militant groups Hamas and the Islamic Jihad included in the Palestinian delegation.
Israeli artillery shelling toward targets in the Gaza Strip form at an unspecified location next to the Israeli Gaza Strip border
Israel's Iron Dome defensive system intercepted rockets over Beersheba in southern Israel as the ceasefire collapsed.
Relatives sit by the bedside of a badly injured Palestinian boy in Beit Lahia, Gaza, 1 August 2014
The deaths and injuries are mounting. More than 1,500 Palestinian and 61 Israelis have died since the latest violence began in early July.
Israelis
In Israel, normal life is continuing despite air raid sirens and rocket alerts. Israeli public support is overwhelmingly in favour of the army's operation in Gaza.
Palestinian protester kicks a burning tyre during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah
Anger is evident in the West Bank as well. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police during protests against the military operation in Gaza.
Israel-Gaza border, smoke rises from the coastal side of the Gaza Strip following an Israeli controlled explosion of a tunnel
US Secretary of State John Kerry has made repeated attempts to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, but there has been no lasting truce.
Palestinian protesters run after Israeli troops fired tear gas during clashes at a demonstration against the Israeli offensive in Gaza, outside Israel's Ofer military prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah
The latest ceasefire was intended to last 72 hours and provide a window for humanitarian assistance to stricken Gaza, but it crumbled after only a few hours.

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