Middle East

In pictures: Israel-Hamas ceasefire collapses

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Image caption At least 50 people have been killed in Gaza since the ceasefire, reports say, after a ceasefire announced overnight collapsed early on Friday morning.
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Image caption 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.
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Image caption Israel's Iron Dome defensive system intercepted rockets over Beersheba in southern Israel as the ceasefire collapsed.
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Image caption The deaths and injuries are mounting. More than 1,500 Palestinian and 61 Israelis have died since the latest violence began in early July.
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Image caption 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.
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Image caption Anger is evident in the West Bank as well. Palestinians have clashed with Israeli police during protests against the military operation in Gaza.
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Image caption 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.
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Image caption 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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