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Operation "Pillar of cloud" aftermath in Gaza Strip
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Operation "Pillar of Cloud" - Gaza Aftermath
Gaza Strip, November 2012
Since the end of Operation “Cast Lead” in January 2009, Operation “Pillar of Cloud” was the largest period of cross-border violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip, in terms of duration, in terms of projectiles fired and in terms of victims. 
The Operation began with the targeted killing of Al Qassam leader , Ahmad al Jaabari, the highest ranking Hamas-affiliated official to be killed since Operation “Cast Lead”. After 8 days of nearly continuous cross-border violence, a ceasefire agreement was successfully brokered by the Egyptians on 21 November 2012. 
Even if Israel declared to have made a surgical operation hitting only terrorist targets, during these 8 days of war, more than 158 palestinians have been killed, of these, 103 were civilians including at least 30 children.
After the ceasefire Gaza declared the conflict a triumph for a new and powerful Arab world led by Egypt.
An Hamas policeman stands in front of the ruins of the Hamas government building known as Abu Khadra that was destroyed in an Israeli air strike two days ago in Gaza City on Nov. 23, 2012. In Israel, a poll showed that about half of Israelis think their government should have continued its military offensive against Hamas.
Members of the the Abu Ali Mustapha Brigades, military wing of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) in Gaza city. Together with the Islamic Jihad and the Al-Qassam brigades they are considered one of the most active resistance forces in the Gaza strip.
the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.
Abulrahman Al Ashqar (6) at his uncle's house in Al Bureij Refugee Camp in central Gaza. The house has been destroyed by an Israeli airstrike that was targeting a mosque next to, who was considered an Islamic Jihad strategic point
Supporters of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) during the celebration of the 45th anniversary in Gaza City. The PFLP is a Palestinian Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary leftist organization, considered the third biggest party in Palestine after Hamas and Fatah
A woman walking next to the Palestine Sports Stadium in Gaza City.
Inspectors checking the damages inside the media building in central Gaza City, hitted for four consecutive days killing two people including a militant of the Islamic Jihad in charge of “media warfare” against Israel.
Najah Samara (42) an employee at the Palestine's National Paralympic Committee offices. She lost the use of her legs when she was 3 years due to an infection not treated in time. The only way for her to move independently is through the use of an electric wheelchair, that has been destroyed during the bombing at the stadium.
Supporters of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) during the celebration of the 45th anniversary in Gaza City. PFLP is considered a terrorist organization by the United States, European Union, Canada, United Kingdom and Israel.
A Family sits in the rubble of his house in Jabalia refugee camp, where their neighbours, the Hijazi family was hit by an Israeli missile on November 19th, killing three members and seriously wounding the rest.
an inspector inside the media building in central Gaza City, hitted for four consecutive days killing two people
A workstation Inside the media building in central Gaza City, head office of several local TV and radio stations, hitted for four consecutive days killing two people.
Man walking over the debris of the Palestine Sports Stadium in Gaza City. The stadium also housed the Palestine's National Paralympic Committee.
A young girl holding the iconic stencil of Leila Khaled, member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, visiting Gaza for her first time. In 1969 Khaled came to public attention for her role in a hijacking and one of four simultaneous hijackings the following year as part of the Black September timeline. She became an icon of the "Palestinian resistance".
A group of men at the Al Saraya Yard, in center Gaza City, next to the security compound that was bombed several times
hand marks on the wall inside a residential building in Gaza City, where ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.
A man over the roof of the destroyed building where he lives, next to the Ministry of Interior in Gaza City, destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on 16th November 2012.
Kids at the Gaza City port
Supporters of the PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) during the celebration of the 45th anniversary in Gaza City. The PFLP is a Palestinian Marxist-Leninist and revolutionary leftist organization, considered the third biggest party in Palestine after Hamas and Fatah
Man walking over the debris of the Palestine Sports Stadium in Gaza City. The stadium also housed the Palestine's National Paralympic Committee.
Two fishermen walking at the Gaza City port
An ederly couple looking at the Ministry of Interior in Gaza City destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on 16th November 2012. Also several civilian buildings around it have been hitted included two primary schools.