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In pictures: Gaza after the withdrawal
Palestinians walk through the streets of Rafah
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Palestinians went out into the streets of parts of Rafah for the first time on Friday after a two-day Israeli operation in search of arms-smuggling tunnels.
Palestinian relatives comfort each other in front of remains of house
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Many were stunned by the scale of the destruction in the Brazil neighbourhood after the Israeli incursion.
Homeless mother and child in front of demolished building
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The UN said the recent demolitions have left about 1,600 people homeless.
Palestinians salvage belongings from the rubble
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People tried to salvage their belongings from the demolished buildings.
Remains of car
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Not just homes were affected, as roads were torn up and cars destroyed.
Israeli bulldozer and tank
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Some Israeli bulldozers were still operating in the town on Friday despite the pullout from most areas.



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