The first anniversary of the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza is marked on 8 July 2015. The 50-day conflict began after Israel said it was determined to put an end to constant rocket-fire from Gaza, launching an intense air and ground assault to do so. It was the third major conflict between Israel and Hamas militants since the Islamist group seized control of Gaza in 2007.

One year on, the impact of the conflict can be seen everywhere in Gaza. More than 12,000 homes were destroyed and 100,000 damaged, with none so far rebuilt. Tens of thousands have been left homeless. Two-thirds of the 1.8 million people are recipients of UN aid in one form or another.

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The Shejaia neighbourhood in the east of Gaza City is seen on 1 August 2014 and on 6 July 2015
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Palestinians are seen performing Friday prayers outside a destroyed mosque in Gaza City on 15 August 2014, and the same place is seen on 6 July 2015
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A Palestinian woman comforts her son as they sit next to their destroyed house in Beit Hanouon on 26 July 2014, and the same place is pictured on 6 July 2015
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A Palestinian woman is pictured arriving to look at her house in Beit Hanoun on 1 August 2014; and the same secene is pictured on 6 July 2015

Across the frontier in Israel, where constant mortar and rocket fire from Gaza rained down ahead of and during the conflict, the impact is less visible but no less real. Although most of the Hamas rockets were exploded in the air by missiles deployed by Israel's Iron Dome defence system, some reached as far as Tel Aviv.

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Israeli firefighters extinguish a fire that broke out after a rocket hit a petrol station in the southern Israeli city of Ashdod on 11 July 2014. The same place is pictured on 7 July 2015
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Israeli emergency personnel are seen working at the scene after a rocket landed in Yahud near Tel Aviv on 22 July 2014. The same scene is pictured on 7 July 2015
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Israelis are pictured at the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in the southern city of Ashdod on 14 July 2014. The same place is seen on 7 July 2015

When the war ended, Israeli officials spoke openly about the likelihood of the next conflagration, saying it would be only a year or so before another conflict erupted. A year on, perhaps the best that can be said is the time frame has shifted. Another war may be inevitable but it may be further off than first feared.