Explosion during an Israeli strike
On the 26 July a 12-hour Israel and Hamas held a 'humanitarian ceasefire', bringing a pause of nearly three weeks of rocket attacks, shellings and airstrikes.
Palestinian holds clothes and bullets
A Palestinian man in Gaza City's Shejaia neighbourhood shows clothes and bullets witnesses claim were left by Israeli forces. Shejaia residents say the area was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive.
Palestinian man carries his belongings past destroyed houses
Many Gaza City residents used the ceasefire to recover belongings from houses and buildings which were destroyed by the Israeli bombardment.
Palestinian woman looks at a shrapnel-scarred wall
A Palestinian woman looks at a shrapnel-damaged wall at the hospital in Beit Hanoun, which witnesses say was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes.
Palestinian vendor sells sweets
Despite the violence of the invasion, this Palestinian vendor decided to keep on selling sweets at the Gaza City market.