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BEIT HANUN : Palestinian children play with a toy gun on May 27 2015 in front of bulldings that were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun. The Israeli air force carried out four strikes on militant targets in the Gaza Strip early today, eyewitnesses said, hours after a cross-border rocket attack on the Jewish state. The planes targeted training camps belonging to militant group Islamic Jihad in Rafah, Khan Yunis and Gaza City, the witnesses said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.  AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED                        

Our photo of the day: 

A Palestinian woman and her son are seen at the entrance of their impoverished house Feb. 15 in Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip. Their house is near the ruins of a building that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants nearly three years ago, in the summer of 2014.

Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images

This photo is being considered for an annual photojournalist award by the Guardian UK. It’s a Palestinian man holding up the body of one-year-old Noha Mesleh at her funeral on July 25th. The child was killed when Israel bombed the UN school used as a refugee center In Beit Hanun. 

There are many reports, including in mainstream media, about the horrific physical & psychological trauma sustained by the children of Gaza who were directly targeted by Israeli bombers. But of course the trauma of adults who watched their children suffer & die or suffer & live with severe shrapnel damage, amputation, & psychic devastation is also massive. You can see that in the faces here. Especially as Zionists malign them as using their children for human shields; especially as they try to keep their children safe now midst mountains of cement rubble & without a place to live. 

This is the kind of image circulated millions of times on social media that began unraveling the Exodus myth & exposed Israeli apartheid & ethnic cleansing. Palestinian solidarity does not exploit human suffering but we do not turn away from it either. This is a time for reaching out to build the economic & cultural boycott of Israel; for holding fundraisers for humanitarian aid to Gaza; for holding forums, debates, teach-ins so those with questions can learn about the conflict & come to side actively with Palestinian justice. The political energy of winter is not hibernation but the expansive one of solidarity. 
By Mary Scully

(Photo by Mahmud Hams/AFP)

BEIT HANUN : Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills past a mural said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy, on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on March 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED                        

BEIT HANUN : A Palestinian child stands next to a mural of a kitten, said to have been painted by British street artist Banksy, on the remains of a house that was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014, in the Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanun on February 26, 2015. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED                        

The names of the 88 Palestinians MASSACRED by Israel in its current attack on Besieged Gaza

Please share! International media refuses to say any of the names of our dead. We are humans, not numbers! 

1. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nuseirat Refugee camp;

2. Abduallah Kaware, Khan Younis;

3. Mohammad Ashour, 13, Khan Younis;

4. Kaware Riyadh, 50, Khan Younis;

5. Mahmoud Judeh, Khan Younis;

6. Bakir Mahmoud Judeh, 22, Khan Younis;

7. Ammar Mohammad Judeh, 22, Khan Younis;

8. Hussein Mohammad Kaware, Khan Younis;

9 Fakhri Saleh Ajjouri, Abraj al-Sheikh Zayed;

10. Ahmad Moussa Habib, 48, al-Shujaiyeh - Gaza City;

11. Ahed Ahmad Habib, 19, al-Shujaiyeh - Gaza City;

12. Mohammed Shaaban, Gaza City:

13. Amjad Shaaban, Gaza City;

14. Khader Shaaban, Gaza City;

15. Emerald Iyad Abdulal, 8, GazaCity;

16. Ra'ed Shalat, 27 years, Gaza City;

17 Hafik Hamad, 30 anni, Beit Hanun;

18. Mamedhmed Ibrahim Hamad, 26, Beit Hanuna;

19. Mahdi Mohammed Ahmad Hamad, 46, Beit Hanuna;

20. Fawzia Khalil Hamad, 62, Beit Hanuna;

21 Mehdi Hamad, 16, Beit Hanun;

22. Suha Hamad, 25, Beit Hanuna;

23. Abdul-Hadi al-Sufi, 24, Rafah;

24. Suleiman Salman Abu al-Sawaween, 30, al-Qarara;

. 25 Abd al-Nasser Abu Kweik, 60, Nuseirat Refugee Camp;

26. Khaled Abu Kweik, 29, Nuseirat Refugee Camp;

27. Nayfa Farajallah, 80, al-Mughraqa;

28 Rafiq al-diver, 30, Beit Lahiya;

29. Mohammad Malakah, un anno e mezzo, Zeitun;

30. Amnah Malakah, 27, Zeitun;

31 Sahr Hamdan Al-Misr, 40, Beit Hanun;

32 Ibrahim al-Misr, 14 anni, Beit Hanun;

33 Mohammed Khaled al-Nimra, 22, Zeitun;

34 Hatem Abu Salem, 25, Journalist;

35 Amir Arif, 13, Zeitun;

36. Nariman Abd al-Ghafur, 1 year and a half;

37. Sumoud to Manasrah, Al Maghazi refugee camp;

38. Mohamed Khalaf , 4, Nuseirat Refugee Camp

39. Nidal Khalaf , 5, Nuseirat Refugee Camp

40. Salah Awwad al Manasrah

41. Amal Youssef Abdel Ghafour;

42. Ranim Jawde Abdel Ghafour;

43. Ibrahim Daoud al-Balawi, 24;

44. Abdul Rahman Jamal Zamili, 22;

45. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdeen, 42;

46. ​​Mustafa Abu Mar, 20;

47. Khaled Abu Mar, 23;

48. Faraj a-Jarba, 30;

49. Marwan Hassan Isleem, 27;

50. Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, Beit Hanoun;

51. Ibrahim Hamad, 20, Beit Hanoun;

52. Samia al Arja, 65, Rafah;

53 Merial Al Arja, 11, Rafah;

54. Hishab Hamdi, 27, Gaza City;

55. Qanan Mohammad, 26, Khan Younis;

56. Qanan Hammad, Khan Younis;

57. Qanan Ibrahim, 24, Khan Younis;

58. Hamdi Sawali, Khan Younis;

59. Ibrahim Sawali, Khan Younis;

60. Suleiman al Astal, 55, Khan Younis;

61. Ahmad al Astal, Khan Younis;

62. Musa al Asta, Khan Younis;

63. Mohammed Al ‘Aqad, 24, Khan Younis;

64. Asmaa al Haj, Khan Younis;

65. Tareq al Haj, Khan Younis;

66. Najlaa al Haj, Khan Younis;

67. Amna al Haj, Khan Younis;

68. Sa'ad al Haj, Khan Younis;

69. Omar al Haj, Khan Younis;

70. Basma al Haj, 57, Khan Younis;

71. Bahá'u'lláh Abu al Lail, 35;

72. Ra'id Al-Zaura, 33;

73. Mahmoud al Haj

74. Qandeel Salem, 27;

75. Fayiumi Amer al, 30;

76. Ramadan Abu Gazal, 5, Beit Lahyia;

77. Ismail Abu Jami, 19, Khan Younis;

78. Mohammad Ehsan Farawneh, 18;

79. Mohammed Wulud;

80. Hazem Ba'lusha;

81. Ala'a Abd al-Nabi;

82 Mohammed Kamal al Kahlotus, Jabalya;

83. Ahmad Hamda, 22  Gaza city

84. Shaldan Sami, 25, hit by an airstrike driving a bike;

85. Yasmin Mohammed al Matouq, 4 years;

86. Hasananu Jame ’, 75 

87. Noor al Sultan;

88. 'Abed al Rahman Khattab, 8 years old

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The weekend in Gaza - continued coverage from the Israel/Palestinian conflict

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ISRAEL/GAZA BORDER, ISRAEL - JULY 27: Smoke rises from Gaza Strip after Israeli shelling moment before the 24 hour ceasefireon July 27, 2014 on the Israeli/Gaza border, Israel.42 Israeli soldiers and over 1,000 Palestinians have been killed as the Israeli operation ‘Protective Edge’ nears three weeks. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

Rescue workers remove the body of a man, after digging him up from under the rubble of his home following an Israeli air strike on Beit Hanun, in the northern of Gaza strip, on July 26, 2014.
(Photo credit MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

BEIT HANOUN, GAZA - JULY 26 : A Palestinian woman reacts amongst the debris of buildings as others try to find their belongings inside the debris of the buildings during a 12-hour humanitarian truce in Beit Hanoun, Gaza on July 26, 2014.
(Photo by Ezz Zanoun/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Children are seen behind a sheet which covers an improvised tent on July 27, 2014 in the garden of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, where Palestinian displaced families who have fled their homes took refugee. (Photo credit MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

An Israeli soldier from the infantry unit sleeps on a slide at an Israeli village near the border with the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, on July 27, 2014, after returning from combat inside Gaza.
(Photo credit GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians carry the coffin of Jalila Ayyad, a Christian woman whose body was found under the rubble of her home after an Israeli airstike in Gaza City during her funeral on July 27, 2014.
(Photo credit MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Thousands compete in Gaza marathon despite cold weather

Thousands of runners have taken part in the Gaza Strip’s second-ever marathon, which covered the whole length of the Palestinian territory.

Palestinian runner Nader al-Masri won for the second time in a row, beating competitors from around the world.

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Other participants - mostly schoolchildren - ran shorter portions of the 42km (26 mile) route.

The competitors braved cold weather and strong winds, which whipped up sand from the beaches.

“I’m very happy,” Mr Masri told the AFP news agency after finishing the race from Beit Hanun to Rafah.

“I think we have sent a message that we hope will reach the world. It’s a step towards making the world aware of the tragedy of the Palestinian people,” he added.

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees (Unrwa), which organised the event, said it aimed to highlight the ongoing “humanitarian crisis” in Gaza.

The agency has repeatedly criticised Israel’s blockade of the Hamas-run territory.

Israel says the measure is necessary to prevent Hamas militants from obtaining weapons and funds.

BEIT HANUN : A Palestinian boy walks past destroyed buildings as he brings food to his family on March 11, 2015 in Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip. Qatar on March 11, 2015 launched a project to build 1,000 homes in the Gaza Strip to house Palestinians displaced by last summer’s war between Hamas and Israel.    AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED                        

Names and ages of the 88 Palestinians MASSACRED by the Zionist Israeli Occupation in its current attack on Besieged Gaza

1. Rashad Yassin, 27, Nuseirat Refugee camp;

2. Abduallah Kaware, Khan Younis;

3. Mohammad Ashour, 13, Khan Younis;

4. Kaware Riyadh, 50, Khan Younis;

5. Mahmoud Judeh, Khan Younis;

6. Bakir Mahmoud Judeh, 22, Khan Younis;

7. Ammar Mohammad Judeh, 22, Khan Younis;

8. Hussein Mohammad Kaware, Khan Younis;

9 Fakhri Saleh Ajjouri, Abraj al-Sheikh Zayed;

10. Ahmad Moussa Habib, 48, al-Shujaiyeh - Gaza City;

11. Ahed Ahmad Habib, 19, al-Shujaiyeh - Gaza City;

12. Mohammed Shaaban, Gaza City:

13. Amjad Shaaban, Gaza City;

14. Khader Shaaban, Gaza City;

15. Emerald Iyad Abdulal, 8, GazaCity;

16. Ra’ed Shalat, 27 years, Gaza City;

17 Hafik Hamad, 30 anni, Beit Hanun;

18. Mamedhmed Ibrahim Hamad, 26, Beit Hanuna;

19. Mahdi Mohammed Ahmad Hamad, 46, Beit Hanuna;

20. Fawzia Khalil Hamad, 62, Beit Hanuna;

21 Mehdi Hamad, 16, Beit Hanun;

22. Suha Hamad, 25, Beit Hanuna;

23. Abdul-Hadi al-Sufi, 24, Rafah;

24. Suleiman Salman Abu al-Sawaween, 30, al-Qarara;

. 25 Abd al-Nasser Abu Kweik, 60, Nuseirat Refugee Camp;

26. Khaled Abu Kweik, 29, Nuseirat Refugee Camp;

27. Nayfa Farajallah, 80, al-Mughraqa;

28 Rafiq al-diver, 30, Beit Lahiya;

29. Mohammad Malakah, un anno e mezzo, Zeitun;

30. Amnah Malakah, 27, Zeitun;

31 Sahr Hamdan Al-Misr, 40, Beit Hanun;

32 Ibrahim al-Misr, 14 anni, Beit Hanun;

33 Mohammed Khaled al-Nimra, 22, Zeitun;

34 Hatem Abu Salem, 25, Journalist;

35 Amir Arif, 13, Zeitun;

36. Nariman Abd al-Ghafur, 1 year and a half;

37. Sumoud to Manasrah, Al Maghazi refugee camp;

38. Mohamed Khalaf , 4, Nuseirat Refugee Camp

39. Nidal Khalaf , 5, Nuseirat Refugee Camp

40. Salah Awwad al Manasrah

41. Amal Youssef Abdel Ghafour;

42. Ranim Jawde Abdel Ghafour;

43. Ibrahim Daoud al-Balawi, 24;

44. Abdul Rahman Jamal Zamili, 22;

45. Ibrahim Ahmed Abdeen, 42;

46. ​​Mustafa Abu Mar, 20;

47. Khaled Abu Mar, 23;

48. Faraj a-Jarba, 30;

49. Marwan Hassan Isleem, 27;

50. Hani Saleh Hamad, 57, Beit Hanoun;

51. Ibrahim Hamad, 20, Beit Hanoun;

52. Samia al Arja, 65, Rafah;

53 Merial Al Arja, 11, Rafah;

54. Hishab Hamdi, 27, Gaza City;

55. Qanan Mohammad, 26, Khan Younis;

56. Qanan Hammad, Khan Younis;

57. Qanan Ibrahim, 24, Khan Younis;

58. Hamdi Sawali, Khan Younis;

59. Ibrahim Sawali, Khan Younis;

60. Suleiman al Astal, 55, Khan Younis;

61. Ahmad al Astal, Khan Younis;

62. Musa al Asta, Khan Younis;

63. Mohammed Al ‘Aqad, 24, Khan Younis;

64. Asmaa al Haj, Khan Younis;

65. Tareq al Haj, Khan Younis;

66. Najlaa al Haj, Khan Younis;

67. Amna al Haj, Khan Younis;

68. Sa’ad al Haj, Khan Younis;

69. Omar al Haj, Khan Younis;

70. Basma al Haj, 57, Khan Younis;

71. Bahá’u’lláh Abu al Lail, 35;

72. Ra’id Al-Zaura, 33;

73. Mahmoud al Haj

74. Qandeel Salem, 27;

75. Fayiumi Amer al, 30;

76. Ramadan Abu Gazal, 5, Beit Lahyia;

77. Ismail Abu Jami, 19, Khan Younis;

78. Mohammad Ehsan Farawneh, 18;

79. Mohammed Wulud;

80. Hazem Ba’lusha;

81. Ala’a Abd al-Nabi;

82 Mohammed Kamal al Kahlotus, Jabalya;

83. Ahmad Hamda, 22  Gaza city

84. Shaldan Sami, 25, hit by an airstrike driving a bike;

85. Yasmin Mohammed al Matouq, 4 years;

86. Hasananu Jame ‘, 75 

87. Noor al Sultan;

88. ‘Abed al Rahman Khattab, 8 years old

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of Musaad Alzaneen during his funeral in the town of Beit Hanun in the northern of Gaza Strip, on March 4, 2014. An Israeli air strike on the northern Gaza Strip killed Alzaneen and wounded three others

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Palestinian - Israel Conflict

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Displaced Palestinian children from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip stand behind the window of a classroom on July 23, 2014 at a UN school in the refugee camp of Jabalia where displaced families have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting in the Gaza Strip.
(Photo MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

MIDDLE:
Two-year-old Palestinian girl Naama Abu al-Foul sleeps under the watchful eyes of her family after undergoing treatment at Gaza City’s Al-Shifa hospital following Israeli bombing next to her family’s home in the battered city on July 23, 2014. Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told an emergency session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva that Israel was committing ‘a crime against humanity’ during its ongoing offensive against the Gaza Strip.
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A displaced Palestinian boy from Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip stands on July 23, 2014 in front of a mural painting at a UN school in thre refugee camp of Jabalia where displaced families have taken refuge after fleeing heavy fighting.
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BEIT HANUN : Palestinian Khitam Moussa sits on a chair outside an apartment building on August 14, 2014 in Beit Hanun, northern Gaza Strip, which was heavily damaged by fighting between Israel and Hamas in about four weeks of fighting. When asked about the current ceasefire she responded, “We want security and peace for everyone. What do we want? We want a dignified way of living, a dignified life. The Palestinian people have been humiliated. I ask you how many martyrs have been lost? how many women, children, how many young people, old men, sheikhs?,” Israel and Gaza militants were holding their fire today morning after a new truce got off to a shaky start, with night-time Palestinian rocket fire followed by Israeli air strikes. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT