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AP PHOTOS: Brief cease-fire halts Gaza war

AP PHOTOS: Cease-fire in Gaza war between Israel, Hamas allows civilians to see destruction

Palestinians carry a body of a man found under the rubble of a destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Satu...
Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, ...
A Palestinian woman reacts after seeing her destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014...
Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. ...
Palestinians carry belongings, as they walk on the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes before a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern ...
Palestinian men climb on Israel's military vehicle that was left behind by the forces in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. ...
Palestinian Mazen Keferna cries upon his return during a 12-hour cease-fire to the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern ...
Palestinian Manal Keferna, 30, cries upon her return during a 12-hour cease-fire to the family house, destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, nor...
Palestinians walk past a donkey, still alive, as it lays wounded on a debris-filled road in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014....
A Palestinians man leads his sheep through the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2...
Palestinians run when they hear an Israeli tank movement from its position behind the hill, close to the border with Israel, as they return to inspect...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians carry a body of a man found under the rubble of a destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Satu...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians hug each other after seeing their homes destroyed, during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, ...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

A Palestinian woman reacts after seeing her destroyed house during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians inspect the damage of their destroyed houses during a 12-hour cease-fire in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. ...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians carry belongings, as they walk on the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes before a 12-hour cease-fire in Beit Hanoun, northern ...

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Palestinian men climb on Israel's military vehicle that was left behind by the forces in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood, Saturday, July 26, 2014. ...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinian Mazen Keferna cries upon his return during a 12-hour cease-fire to the family house destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern ...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinian Manal Keferna, 30, cries upon her return during a 12-hour cease-fire to the family house, destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, nor...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians walk past a donkey, still alive, as it lays wounded on a debris-filled road in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2014....

Mideast Israel Palestinians

A Palestinians man leads his sheep through the rubble of houses destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, Saturday, July 26, 2...

Mideast Israel Palestinians

Palestinians run when they hear an Israeli tank movement from its position behind the hill, close to the border with Israel, as they return to inspect...

GAZA CITY, Gaza (AP) -- A brief cease-fire Saturday in the Gaza war between Israel and Hamas militants allowed thousands to return home to see the destruction.

Palestinians walked through the concrete rubble that once used to be homes, collecting what keepsakes they could recover. Some openly wept when they saw what little remained. Two men poured water for birds left behind in one demolished home.

Some Palestinians men climbed over an Israeli armored vehicle, apparently left behind during a military operation. Others held funerals for their dead.

At least 985 Palestinians, mainly civilians, have been killed and more than 6,000 wounded over the past 19 days, according to Palestinian officials. Israeli strikes have destroyed hundreds of homes, including close to 500 in targeted hits, and forced tens of thousands of people to flee, according to Palestinian rights groups.

Israel has lost 37 soldiers and two civilians, and a Thai worker also has been killed in fighting and in Hamas rocket attacks. On the edge of Gaza, Israeli soldiers regrouped as Israel's defense minister warned he might soon expand the ground operation in Gaza "significantly."

Here is a collection of Associated Press images showing life in Gaza amid Saturday's brief cease-fire.

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Updated : 2021-06-18 01:44 GMT+08:00