Surviving the victory: life in the war-torn Gaza Strip – in Pictures

Both Israel and Hamas claimed victory over the conflict that lasted for two weeks, took the lives of more than 250 people from both sides, wounded thousands and destroyed buildings including residences, schools and hospitals. It is difficult to see the victory in a conflict that has continued for decades and taken its toll on the civilians. This gallery shows the harsh living conditions in the war-torn Gaza Strip.
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Al-Shati camp/Beach camp. At least 10 people, including 8 children, were killed in the bombardment of the Al-Shati refugee camp during the May 2021 conflict. Photo by Magne Hagesæter / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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11 year old Manar and her friends at their damaged school in Gaza. Manar and her family´s house was destroyed during the 2014 Gaza War. After losing her home, Manar hopes to find happiness in her school. Photo by Anas al Baba/Oxfam / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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New houses being constructed at the Israeli settlement of Eldad, south of Bethlehem in the West Bank. Settlements are illegal under international law, yet despite condemnation from the international community, Israel continues to expand on Palestinian land. Photo by Garry Walsh/Trócaire / CC BY 2.0
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Gaza Burns. The burning skyline of Gaza during the war in 2008-2009. Photo by Al Jazeera English / CC BY-SA 2.0
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Meleh Al Shaer’s farm was completely destroyed a few days ago. Meleh and thousands of other farmers lost large amounts of their land during the 2014 Gaza war. Photo by Mohammed Al Baba/Oxfam / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Palestinian-Israel-Gaza-conflict-funeral. The funeral of Ahmed Omar, killed during a protest, was held in al-Shati refugee camp on September 19, 2018. Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0
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Destruction in Gaza, 27 July. A family returning to Shujaiya, an area that thousands of families fled from during the 2014 Gaza war. Photo by: Iyad al Baba/Oxfam / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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The Gaza Strip, bordered by Israel, Egypt and the Mediterranean Sea, is the home to more than two million people. Photo by Marcin Monko / CC BY 2.0
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GAZA: Smiles Amid Rubble. Children playing in a destroyed building in the city of Rafah. Photo by GilesT1 / CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

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