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More than 5,000 evacuated from Gaza 'disaster area' floods

Members of Palestinian civil defense operate a boat as they evacuate people after their houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Members of Palestinian civil defense operate a boat as they evacuate people after their houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Members of Palestinian civil defense operate a boat as they evacuate people after their houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Palestinians man a boat carrying food supplies, to be passed to people whose houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day, in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians man a boat carrying food supplies, to be passed to people whose houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day, in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

Palestinians man a boat carrying food supplies, to be passed to people whose houses were flooded with rainwater on a stormy day, in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Members of Palestinian civil defense help a woman after she was evacuated from her house that was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Members of Palestinian civil defense help a woman after she was evacuated from her house that was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Members of Palestinian civil defense help a woman after she was evacuated from her house that was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A member of the Palestinian civil defense paddles a boat as he evacuates a man and his children after their house was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A member of the Palestinian civil defense paddles a boat as he evacuates a man and his children after their house was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A member of the Palestinian civil defense paddles a boat as he evacuates a man and his children after their house was flooded with rainwater on a stormy day in the northern Gaza Strip December 14, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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