In Pictures: The Gaza War – one year on

It’s been one year since Israel launched Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, the costly 50-day military campaign that claimed the lives of 73 people on the Israeli side and over 2,200 Palestinians.

A year on, here’s a look at some of the sites affected by the hostilities back then, and today.
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A combination picture shows a Palestinian woman arriving to look at her house in Beit Hanoun town, August 1, 2014, and the same place July 6, 2015. Photo by Reuters

A combination picture shows Israelis standing at the scene after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza landed in Ashdod, Israel, July 14, 2014 (top) and the same place July 7, 2015. Photo by Reuters

A combination picture shows Palestinians performing Friday prayers outside a mosque which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israel air strike during an Israeli offensive, in Gaza City August 15, 2014 (top) and the same place July 6, 2015. Photo by Reuters

A combination picture shows Israeli emergency personnel work at the scene after a rocket, fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza, landed in Yahud, July 22, 2014 (top) and the same place July 7, 2015. Photo by Reuters

A combination of pictures shows (top), Palestinians inspecting the rubble of a building which was hit in an Israeli strike, in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on August 2, 2014, and the same place (bottom) on July 6, 2015. Photo by AFP

A combination of pictures shows Israelis run towards a bomb shelter as a siren warning of incoming rockets sounds in Ashkelon, Israel, July 9, 2014 (top) and the same place July 7, 2015. Photo by Reuters

A combination picture shows a Palestinian woman comforting her son as they sit next to their destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during an Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip July 26, 2014 (top) and the same place July 6, 2015. Photo by Reuters

Source: http://www.haaretz.com/news/israel/1.665196

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