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Gaza live blog

7th Aug 2014

Weeks of ongoing violence and intensive air strikes have created a desperate humanitarian crisis in Gaza. Here we round up the latest news from Oxfam staff and our partners, as well as news organisations and journalists, and the stories of those on the ground. As we will share from many sources, content doesn't necessarily reflect Oxfam's position or policies.


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Header Image: During a brief cessation of hostilities, families returned to Shujaiya in eastern Gaza, scene of some of the heaviest Israeli bombing. Thousands of families fled the area and were only now able to return to see the massive damage to homes and infrastructure, and search for the bodies of missing family members. About 150 bodies were uncovered from beneath the rubble, bringing the death toll over 1,000. Credit: Iyad al Baba