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Photo by: Lefteris Pitarakis

Palestinian Wafa Awaja, 34, jokes with her daughters Hala, 8, left, and Omsyat, 13, as they stand near the makeshift structures that house the family in Beit Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip, Thursday, June 10, 2010. A portrait of Wafa's late 8-year-old son Ibrahim _ killed during an Israeli army operation_ is attached to the tent at right. The Awajas are among thousands of families whose houses were destroyed during Israel's three-week military offensive against Hamas-ruled Gaza, launched in December 2008 with the aim of halting Hamas rocket attacks. An Israeli forces bulldozer flattened the Awajas' house and as the family tried to flee, bullets hit Wafa, her husband Kamal, and Ibrahim, who bled to death in the street. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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