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Raed Habib, a father of 10 children, recovers belonging from his completely demolished family home at the start of a 72-hour ceasefire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

At the start of a 72-hour ceasefire, people return to their homes in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City to reclaim what belongings they can find.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man carries a large chair through the rubble in the Shejaiya area of Gaza, where some of the worst destruction during the on-going conflict has occurred.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Chickens gather in a kitchen of a destroyed home. Many farm animals in the area haven't been fed for over a week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A medical worker finished the work on two young children killed in the Shujayea market on Wednesday afternoon. At least 15 people were killed in the market in Shujayea, in Gaza City, during what was supposed to be a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. That ceasefire excluded areas of conflict, but some people didn't know that. The dead and wounded are rushed to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man grieves for his grandson who was killed in the Shujayea market place on Wednesday afternoon, July 30, 2014. At least 15 people were killed in the market in Shujayea, in Gaza City, during what was supposed to be a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. That ceasefire excluded areas of conflict, but some people didn't know that. The dead and wounded are rushed to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Palestinian children in Gaza City pick up fliers dropped by Israeli forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

At least 15 people were killed in the market in Shujayea, in Gaza City, during what was supposed to be a four-hour humanitarian ceasefire. That ceasefire excluded areas of conflict, but some people didn't know that. The dead and wounded are rushed to Shifa Hospital in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Ibraheem Abu Edea holds the body of his dead one-year-old daughter, Jude, killing in Jabaliya on July 30, 2014. He takes her body for burial as his wife recovers in the hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Women grieve outside the morgue at the hospital in Jabaliya, where the victims of an Israeli shelling incident killed more than 15 people at a school, including their family member. A U.N. school being used as a shelter by hundreds of displaced people was hit by Israeli tank shells early Wednesday morning, July 30, 2014, killing at least 15 people and injuring many more.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A mortally wounded donkey lies in the courtyard outside of a U.N. school in Jabaliya, Gaza, that was hit by Israeli tank shells. Of the many animals tied up outside the school, several donkeys were killed.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

With debris is scattered all over the courtyard, men gather to pray outside the Ameen Mohammed mosque in Gaza City that was completely destroyed by Israeli forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

People flee bombing in the town of Nuseirat, Gaza Strip, heading south to Bureji past power plant that was bombed by Israeli forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Despite a 24-hour-ceasefire for the Eid celebration, explosions continued as women return to their destroyed homes in Beit Hanoun to recover what they could.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A number of children were killed with an explosion rocked downtown Gaza City. The wounded were rushed to Gaza City hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Medics work on two wounded children at Shifa Hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Having lost everything they owned in the Israeli bombing of their homes in Beit Hanoun, women loot from a store left open when the bombing began.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A woman cries as she tries to return to her home in the conflict-shattered Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on July 26.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man on July 26 grieves at the site of his home in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City, which has seen some of the heaviest bombardment by Israeli forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Men remove the body of a dead man from a building in the Shejaiya area of Gaza City. During a 12-hour cease-fire, people scoured the rubble of their homes in the neighborhood, looking for bodies and recovering belongings.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Hala Hasanien, left, and Noha, right, help their family recover belongings from their destroyed home in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City on July 26.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

At the start of a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza on July 26, people remove belongings from their damaged homes in the Shejaiya neighborhood of Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

People take advantage of a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza on July 26 to remove some of their belongings from what were their homes in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

The body of 1-year-old Suha abu Misleh is prepared for burial along with nine others. All were killed in the attack on a United Nations shelter at a school in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Ten people who died in the shelling of the U.N. school shelter in Beit Hanoun are taken for burial. At least 12 people were killed and over 120 others injured when a U.N. shelter housing evacuees was hit by an Israeli shell Thursday afternoon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

The people who died in the shelling of the U.N. school shelter in Beit Hanoun are taken for burial, including one baby, and two young boys.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A woman overcome by grief is led away from the Jabaliya hospital, where victims were treated after an attack on a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A girl who suffered serious burns when her family's home was hit by an Israeli airstrike recuperates at a hospital in Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

An injured boy and man share a gurney in the emergency room of the Jabaliya hospital after an attack on a U.N.-run school converted into a shelter in Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Eight-year-old Mahasen Mohammed El Shenbary screams in pain from a shrapnel wound in her arm at Jabalia hospital. She was one of over 100 people injured when a U.N. shelter was shelled by Israeli forces.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

At least 12 people were killed and more than 100 injured when a U.N. shelter housing evacuees was hit by an Israeli shell. At the Jabalia hospital morgue, the body of a young child is placed in the cooler.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

At least 12 people were killed and over 120 others injured when a U.N. shelter housing evacuees was hit by an Israeli shell. At the Jabalia hospital, members of the El Shenbary family grieve the loss of five men in their family ages 8 to 45.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A boy cries as he is brought into the emergency room of Jabalia hospital after being injured when an Israel shell hit a U.N. shelter housing evacuees.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man enters a building destroyed by overnight bombings in the town of Jabalia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Rukia Lubbad, 6, left, sits with her aunt on the sidewalk after they were told to leave their apartment building because it was unsafe. Targeted bombings in central Gaza City have people fleeing what were believed to be safe buildings, leaving many of them homeless.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Seven members of the Hallaq family, including three women, three children and one man, were killed when Israelis forces went on the offensive in the Shajaiya area of eastern Gaza City. Friends and family gather to bury their dead at a cemetery in north Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Men and women grieve over the death of the Abu Jarad family at the morgue at Jabalia hospital in Northern Gaza. Eight members of the Abu Jarad family were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip, including four children.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A temporary halt in the shelling allowed emergency medical workers to evacuate the dead and wounded from the Shajaiya area of eastern Gaza City. Thousands of people fled the fighting in the Shajaiya area of eastern Gaza City where the Israeli military launched a major offensive.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man carrying two small children, injured by a bombing, arrived at the Gaza City hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Children squeeze into the backseat of a car while they flee their neighborhood of Beit Hanoun.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man holds one of four children's bodies, all from the same family. Eight members of the Abu Jarad family were killed in an Israeli strike on a house in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man fires his gun in the air before the funeral procession for nine victims from one family are taken for burial in Jabalia.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Women grieve for two of their relatives killed on Friday in north Gaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Men leave the scene after a bombing by Israeli forces of a pharmacy in Gaza City as hundreds of people stood by and watched.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A family loads up their beds to move to a safer location after the Israeli government encouraged them to evacuate the edges of Gaza territory.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Men grieve over the body of their relative in the Gaza City hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man grieves at the funeral two of his relatives killed on Friday in north Gaza as heavy shelling and rocket attacks caused numerous deaths in Gaza.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man reacts to the bombing of a pharmacy in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A woman looks for transport in Gaza City where the streets were deserted on Friday morning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Relatives grieve at the hospital morgue over the bodies of four children killed when a rocket hit a building in Gaza City just hours after the cease-fire ended.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A man is overcome by grief at the loss of his two sons, who were among four children killed when a rocket hit a building in Gaza City just hours after the cease-fire ended.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A boy bags lettuce at an outdoor market in Gaza City during a ceasefire that allowed residents of Gaza to shop for food and other supplies.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Around 1,550 people have taken shelter at the Remal Elementary School for safety from the shelling in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

Hala Adly Alsalipi, age 3, takes a nap on the floor in a school shelter in Gaza City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

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A United Nations school crammed with people displaced by Israel’s war with Palestinian militants was hit in shelling in the Gaza Strip early Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and injuring scores more, local officials said. The strike happened the day after Israel unleashed some of the most intense bombardments of the 23-day operation against Hamas, which controls the narrow coastal enclave. More than 100 people were killed in Israeli shelling across Gaza on Wednesday, lifting the Palestinian toll for the campaign to more than 1,300, said Ashraf Kidra, a Health Ministry spokesman. Story

[Updated July 28, 2014] –Palestinian officials and witnesses said Israeli airstrikes slammed an urban street and a major hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, causing deaths and injuries. At least seven children playing in the street were reported killed, and casualties were reported near clinic facilities of Shifa hospital, the most sophisticated medical facility in Gaza.

Earlier, a fragile holiday lull in fighting in the Gaza Strip had been punctuated by Israeli airstrikes and rocket launches by Palestinian militants in the wake of a call by the U.N. Security Council for an unconditional humanitarian truce. Story

[Updated July 26, 2014] –Wails arose and the stench of death hung in the air as scores of bodies were pulled from the under rubble where they had lain for days. Palestinian officials said the death toll in the 19-day offensive had risen above 1,000, the majority of them civilians, with the recovery of corpses from areas previously cut off by fighting. Story

[Updated July 24, 2014] — Amid a new U.S.-backed push for a cease-fire, Israeli forces pounded targets across the Gaza Strip early Friday, including the home of at least one senior militant leader, while security in the West Bank and Jerusalem was heavy after a night of Palestinian protests.

As the Israeli offensive against the militant group Hamas entered its 18th day, the Palestinian death toll reached 815 people, most of them civilians, Palestinian officials said. Thirty-two Israeli soldiers have been killed, along with three civilians on the Israeli side, one of them a foreign worker from Thailand. Story

[Updated July 24, 2014] — A United Nations shelter in northern Gaza was shelled on Thursday, causing “multiple deaths and injuries,” according to a spokesman for the U.N. refugee agency.

At least 15 people were killed and scores hurt when a school compound in Beit Hanoun, designated as a haven for the displaced, was bombarded by Israeli forces amid heavy fighting with Palestinian militants, a Gaza health official said. Story

[Updated July 22, 2014] — Diplomatic efforts to achieve a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip yielded no apparent breakthrough on Tuesday, but Secretary of State John F. Kerry reiterated U.S. support for an Egyptian-authored truce initiative, while also opening the door to wider negotiations.

More than 600 Palestinians and at least 29 Israelis have died in a blistering two-week Israeli offensive against Hamas, the militant group that controls Gaza. A rising international chorus has called for a halt to the hostilities, which have exacted a heavy toll on civilians in the impoverished coastal territory. Story

Los Angeles Times staff photographer Carolyn Cole is in the Gaza Strip to document the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.

Friday, July 18, 2014 — Families are on the move today, leaving their homes in the outlying areas of Gaza and into shelters and relatives’ homes closer to the center of Gaza. You can see carts pulled by donkeys carrying whole families; from small children to grandparents.

Hundreds of people stood by, some only a block away, as Israeli forces bombed a pharmacy in central Gaza City. Israeli forces had called ahead with a warning of the targeted building, then fired a warning shot, before flattening the building just minutes later. Three floors of building pancakes and rubble was piled in the streets.

Ambulances are continuously on the move around the city. They roam the city, just waiting for something to happen or people in need.  There are also UN vehicles in the streets, donkey carts, and journalists with TV written on their windows.

Thursday, July 17, 2014 — On Thursday afternoon, as shoppers were rushing to get supplies before the five-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended, four Palestinian children were killed when a shell landed on a building in Gaza City. The children, three boys and one girl, were rushed to the nearby public hospital and within minutes were moved to the hospital morgue, where distressed family members began to arrive. It was chaos inside as morgue workers, journalists and photographers tried to find out what had happened. The distraught father of at least two of the children had to be helped by friends from the scene while other family members wept nearby. The four deaths followed an incident the previous day in which four other children, all from the same family, were killed while playing on a Gaza beach.”

– Carolyn Cole

10 Comments

  1. July 18, 2014, 11:47 am

    What can be expected from Obama? whose congress and senate are more hawkish than any Israeli as far as Palestinian issue is concern. Well it was their baby (Israel) dropped on the Arab land 70 years ago to wash their sins. Their humanity, morality, fairness and justice end at the door step of Israel. But by providing free hands to Israel to carry out their inhuman mission, America is providing fertile ground to breed more and more militants around the globe including the USA and Europe too.

    By: john2397
  2. July 18, 2014, 11:32 pm

    Palastain mom are not crying , crying are Muslim liberty.

    By: ajobkhulna@gmail.com
  3. July 18, 2014, 11:39 pm

    israil plan to finish palastain next genaration . what kind of humanity is this ?

    By: ajobkhulna@gmail.com
  4. July 22, 2014, 9:49 pm

    What do you call a war where people are killed simply because there are too many of them? Genocide. Israel is no longer the friend of progress, no matter how many scientists, doctors and great people work there. Germany had such great people too, when it entered the darkness of genocide. "Whatever you do to the least of these my brethren, you do to me," is what I learned in my religion. Unfortunately for Israel, they failed to imagine how the world would judge them for doing something they wanted to do. They imagined it would sail through, and everyone would believe that this was self-defense. I don't think that is what the impression is.

    By: musings
  5. July 25, 2014, 10:16 pm

    Thank you, Carolyn, for your bravery in documenting the wanton disregard for Palestinian life. Stay safe and God Bless.

    By: Slvrgrama
  6. July 28, 2014, 9:49 am

    Seems like the Palestinians ought to be considering the stopping of rocket attacks. They said the attacks would stop when the rockets stopped. They have never stopped even during cease fires. Slow learners?

    By: harold vanner
  7. August 1, 2014, 3:14 pm

    So where are all the pictures of the "Palestinian militants" which even the European Union, as well as the United States, brands a terrorist organization? Where are they launching rockets, bursting through tunnels to kill or kidnap Israeli children, or shouting "Death tot the Jews!" The silence is deafening.

    By: encinoman
  8. August 1, 2014, 3:47 pm

    There is no conflict in Gaza there is only murder in Gaza

    By: arcoknuti@yahoo.com
  9. August 2, 2014, 1:40 pm

    Thanks for the Hamas guided picture show. Where are the pictures showing militants, rocket fire, and terrorists?

    You make a tremendous effort to only show us part of the story, but everyone knows that thousands of rockets have been fired into Israel. Where are your "cause" pictures, because this gallery should be titled "Effect: Results of Shooting Rockets at a Democratic Population."

    By: Arye Zacks
  10. August 3, 2014, 6:04 am

    where are the pictures of dead terrorists. where are the pictures of terrorists launching rockets from hospitals and mosques?

    By: miky hanoun

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