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Three young children are shown looking off to a room damaged by rocket attack.

PHOTOS: Shattered rooms show Gaza war's toll on children

The 11-day war between Israel and Hamas featured the same waves of predawn Israeli airstrikes, the same continuous rocket fire out of the impoverished Gaza Strip, and the same lopsided casualty toll, with Palestinians making up the vast majority of the more than 250 killed. And like past wars between Israel and Hamas, it took a heavy toll on children.

PHOTOS: Shattered rooms show Gaza war's toll on children
People walk by the rubble of the al-Jalaa building following a cease-fire reached after an 11-day war between Gaza's Hamas rulers and Israel, in Gaza City, May 21, 2021. The building housed The Associated Press bureau in Gaza City for 15 years.

The blockade on Gaza hampers life and reconstruction

The blockade on Gaza hampers life and reconstruction
A child wearing a red short-sleaved shirt is shown looking into a bombed out and charred card.

Israel-Hamas hostilities continue into 10th day

Israel-Hamas hostilities continue into 10th day
A person is shown in shadow in a blown out window in the collapsed section of a building.

Israel launches deadly airstrikes on Gaza following rocket attacks by Hamas

Israel launches deadly airstrikes on Gaza following rocket attacks by Hamas
Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda speaks at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, Netherlands, in this this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo.

Israel has a stake in Biden administration's decision to lift ICC sanctions

Israel has a stake in Biden administration's decision to lift ICC sanctions
A view of Shuafat refugee camp is seen behind section of Israel's separation barrier in Jerusalem, June 19, 2020.

Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state

Hagai El-Ad, executive director of B'Tselem, joined The World's host Carol Hills to discuss the significance of the term "apartheid."

Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state
A Palestinian artist paints protective face masks to encourage people to wear them as a precaution against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Gaza City, on March 30, 2020.

Gaza Strip fears spread of the coronavirus, Palestinian epidemiologist says

In the Gaza Strip, roughly 2 million Palestinians are squeezed into a small territory. And though there have been few reported cases of the coronavirus, experts worry Israel's years-long blockade has left the territory ill-equipped to handle the outbreak.

Gaza Strip fears spread of the coronavirus, Palestinian epidemiologist says
A man sits looking at a building in ruins.

Israel-Palestinian truce takes hold as Gazans prepare for holy month

A truce to end a surge of deadly violence in the Gaza Strip and southern Israel took hold Monday, just as Gazans were preparing to begin the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Israel-Palestinian truce takes hold as Gazans prepare for holy month
A Palestinian man wears a scarf and looks on as he stands in front of a building that was destroyed by an Israeli air strike.

A botched Israeli raid on Gaza prompts dozens of retaliatory rockets fired into Israel

The Israeli undercover operation in Gaza led to fighting that killed a Hamas commander among others. Hamas said it dealt a blow to Egyptian, Qatari and UN efforts to broker a long-term ceasefire and ease an Israeli blockade that has deepened economic hardship in Gaza.

A botched Israeli raid on Gaza prompts dozens of retaliatory rockets fired into Israel
A Palestinian woman sits next to bags of flour

UN agency chief says Palestinian refugees can't 'simply be wished away'

Washington's move against UNRWA was the latest in a series of US and Israeli policy decisions that have angered Palestinians and raised international concern.

UN agency chief says Palestinian refugees can't 'simply be wished away'
A Palestinian worker carries a bag containing items sent by mail

Eight years late, 10 tons of mail finally makes it to the West Bank

The 10.5 tons of mail had been held in Jordan since 2010 because Israel would not permit direct transfer to the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, Palestinian officials said.

Eight years late, 10 tons of mail finally makes it to the West Bank
a policeman on the israel-gaza border

Israeli minister sees Gaza-style measures for US-Mexico border

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan last month hosted his US counterpart, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, among aides to President Donald Trump who have been tasked with making good on his vow to clamp down on illegal immigration.

Israeli minister sees Gaza-style measures for US-Mexico border
People are silhouetted against the sun as some smoke surrounds them. One man on the left rolls a tire.

After bloodshed and US embassy protests, Israelis and Palestinians alike wonder what's next

Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians on Monday, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry, and injured more than 2,200 by gunfire or tear gas. The violence continued Tuesday as Israeli forces killed one man, while thousands of Palestinians turned out for funerals.

After bloodshed and US embassy protests, Israelis and Palestinians alike wonder what's next
Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against US embassy move to Jerusalem, May 14, 2018.

Gazans bury dead after bloody day of Israel border protests

Palestinians rallied in Gaza on Tuesday for the funerals of scores of people killed by Israeli troops a day earlier, while on the Gaza-Israel border, Israeli forces took up positions to deal with the expected final day of a Palestinian protest campaign.

Gazans bury dead after bloody day of Israel border protests
A stone building is crumbling and surrounded by tree branches

Palestinians mourn the home they left decades ago

A couple who fled their village as children 70 years ago for Gaza still long for their home. It is now an Israeli kibbutz.

Palestinians mourn the home they left decades ago