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In pictures: Gaza violence

Palestinians display a bloodstained sheet on the beach

Several Palestinian civilians, including three children, died from shellfire as they were picnicking on a northern Gaza beach on Friday.

People on the beach at Beit Lahiya sift through the rubble of the picnic

Palestinians said the beach, near Beit Lahiya, was hit by Israeli shells.

A young girl is carried into hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza

At least 30 people were injured, with many rushed to hospital for treatment.

Israeli navy boat fires shell into the Gaza Strip on Friday

Israel launched an inquiry into whether its artillery or gunboats were responsible.

Crowds carry the body of Jamal Abu Samhadana in Rafah

Thousands crammed the streets of Rafah earlier for the funeral of Jamal Abu Samhadana, a senior militant killed by air strike on Thursday.

Crowds bear the body of Jamal Abu Samhadana

The body of the founder of the Popular Resistance Committees was carried through the heat and dust for his burial.

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