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22 November 2012
Just hours after the ceasefire between Hamas and Israel was announced, UNRWA returned to work in the war-scarred Gaza Strip. UNRWA schools, where some 10,000 people displaced by the violence took refuge, are now virtually empty as families returned to their homes to take stock of the damage.
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22 November 2012
The Israeli military operation intensified during the last hours before the ceasefire, causing further damage and destruction. Negotiations supported by Egypt and the United States resulted in the announcement of a ceasefire at 21:00 on Wednesday.
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21 November 2012
For the eighth consecutive day, intensive IAF strikes, heavy tank shelling and Israeli navy fire are causing destruction and devastation. Massive explosions have been heard throughout the Gaza Strip.
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20 November 2012
UNRWA Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi visited Gaza today to see firsthand the immense destruction taking place and to recognise UNRWA staff’s dedicated work despite the violence.
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20 November 2012
UNRWA denies allegations made online by the IDF Spokesperson that Palestinian militants are using UNRWA schools or facilities in Gaza to fire rockets into Israel.
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