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Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum (C) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum (C) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum (C) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinians celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Masked Palestinian children wearing Hamas' armed wing headbands celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Masked Palestinian children wearing Hamas' armed wing headbands celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Masked Palestinian children wearing Hamas' armed wing headbands celebrate with others what they said was a victory over Israel, following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri (C, front) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri (C, front) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri (C, front) is carried by Palestinians as they celebrate what they said was a victory over Israel following a ceasefire in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Gaza August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Gaza August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises following what witnesses said were Israeli air strikes in Gaza August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Palestinian women stand next to the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian women stand next to the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinian women stand next to the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in Gaza August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in Gaza August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot

Smoke rises during an Israeli offensive in Gaza August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Zakot
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Fire is seen as a Palestinian man walks amidst the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Fire is seen as a Palestinian man walks amidst the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Fire is seen as a Palestinian man walks amidst the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian boy cries as he stands in a debris-strewn street near his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian boy cries as he stands in a debris-strewn street near his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian boy cries as he stands in a debris-strewn street near his family's house, which witnesses said was damaged by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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An Israeli surveys the damage to his apartment after a rocket, fired from Gaza, struck a nearby house in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. 
REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli surveys the damage to his apartment after a rocket, fired from Gaza, struck a nearby house in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

An Israeli surveys the damage to his apartment after a rocket, fired from Gaza, struck a nearby house in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A Palestinian man inspects his house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian man inspects his house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

A Palestinian man inspects his house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

Israeli emergency personnel surround a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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A woman pushes a baby stroller past a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A woman pushes a baby stroller past a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A woman pushes a baby stroller past a house that was struck by a rocket, fired from Gaza, in the southern coastal city of Ashkelon August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Palestinians remove a bag of food supplies from a house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians remove a bag of food supplies from a house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians remove a bag of food supplies from a house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Fire is seen as a Palestinian boy stands near the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Fire is seen as a Palestinian boy stands near the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Fire is seen as a Palestinian boy stands near the remains of a tower building housing offices, which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israeli air strike, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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A Palestinian man holding his child walks near the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014.  REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man holding his child walks near the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian man holding his child walks near the remains of one of Gaza's tallest apartment towers, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike that destroyed much of it, in Gaza City August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians stand near their belongings outside their house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians stand near their belongings outside their house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians stand near their belongings outside their house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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