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In pictures: Gaza conflict

Smoke billows over Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza

Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip have continued into a sixth day, as Israel rejected international calls for a 48-hour truce.

A Palestinian man helps an injured woman in Rafah, southern Gaza

Palestinian officials say nearly 400 people have now died in the violence, with the UN saying a quarter of those were civilians.

A man walks amid the ruins of a Palestinian Authority parliament building in Gaza City

Several Hamas buildings have been destroyed, including the Justice Ministry, Legislative Assembly and Education ministry.

A Palestinian woman cries amid destroyed buildings in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza

The UN has warned of a humanitarian disaster in Gaza, saying thousands of people have received no food aid for two weeks.

A medic carries a wounded boy in Gaza City's Al Shifa hospital

However, Israeli military officials have said that supplies of food and medical aid are getting into the coastal enclave.

An Israeli team fire mortars into the Gaza Strip

Israel says its actions are necessary to prevent rocket attacks on its citizens, and that it is only targeting Hamas militants.

A family walk past ruined buildings in Rafah, southern Gaza

It said conditions for a truce were not right and any ceasefire would have to be permanent.

The scene of a rocket attack by militants in Gaza on the Israeli town of Ashdod

Rockets fired from Gaza have been landing up to 40km (28 miles) into Israel, killing four Israelis since the latest violence began.

An Israeli woman outside her house in Sderot bombed by Hamas militants

Israel says as much as 10% of its population is now with range of the Hamas rockets.



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