Photos of the week: Taking stock before fighting resumes

Israelis and Palestinians licked their wounds during a 3-day cessation of violence, which came to an end Friday morning with renewed fighting. Some Palestinians used the lull in fighting to return to their homes and recover possessions, as well as to retrieve bodies from the rubble of destroyed buildings.

Photos by: Anne Paq, Basel Yazouri, Ahmad Al-Bazz, Yotam Ronen, Oren Ziv, Faiz Abu Rmeleh, Keren Manor / Activestills.org

Homes in Beit Lahiya lie in ruins after the Israeli bombing of the Rozanah family home, Gaza Strip, August 2, 2014. The homes of five families were destroyed, leaving 60 people homeless. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Homes in Beit Lahiya lie in ruins after the Israeli bombing of the Rozanah family home, Gaza Strip, August 2, 2014. The homes of five families were destroyed, leaving 60 people homeless. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
The Al-Susi Mosque lies in ruins in Shati’ Refugee Camp following Israeli attacks, Gaza City, August 2, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
The Al-Susi Mosque lies in ruins in Shati’ Refugee Camp following Israeli attacks, Gaza City, August 2, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinian women retrieve what belongings they can carry from their homes in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza, August 4, 2014. They had returned to their homes to quickly salvage what they could during a short ceasefire. Most Beit Hanoun residents had fled the heavily bombed areas and were staying in UNRWA schools or with relatives. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinian women retrieve what belongings they can carry from their homes in Beit Hanoun, North Gaza, August 4, 2014. They had returned to their homes to quickly salvage what they could during a short ceasefire. Most Beit Hanoun residents had fled the heavily bombed areas and were staying in UNRWA schools or with relatives. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
An unexploded bomb lies among the ruins of the Al-Nada towers after they were destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. The towers had 90 flats. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)
An unexploded bomb lies among the ruins of the Al-Nada towers after they were destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. The towers had 90 flats. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)
Palestinian youth living in Israel hold dolls wrapped in a white cloth, during a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, in the northern village Tamra on August 2, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
Palestinian youth living in Israel hold dolls wrapped in a white cloth, during a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza and in support of the Palestinian people, in the northern village Tamra on August 2, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen push left-wing activists as they try to prevent them from staging a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, August 2, 2014. Police arrested 17 left-wing protesters as hundreds gathered outside Habima theater calling to end the attack on Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Israeli policemen push left-wing activists as they try to prevent them from staging a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, August 2, 2014. Police arrested 17 left-wing protesters as hundreds gathered outside Habima theater calling to end the attack on Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Bodies are stored in a cooler used for vegetables and flowers near Kuwaiti Hospital after it ran out of space to store corpses following Israeli attacks in Rafah, Gaza Strip, August 3, 2014. Since Al Najjar Hospital was closed, Kuwaiti, a nearby private hospital, opened its doors for emergency cases. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Bodies are stored in a cooler used for vegetables and flowers near Kuwaiti Hospital after it ran out of space to store corpses following Israeli attacks in Rafah, Gaza Strip, August 3, 2014. Since Al Najjar Hospital was closed, Kuwaiti, a nearby private hospital, opened its doors for emergency cases. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
A bathroom where six bodies were found is covered with bullet holes, raising allegations of an execution by Israeli forces in Khuza’a, Gaza Strip, August 3, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
A bathroom where six bodies were found is covered with bullet holes, raising allegations of an execution by Israeli forces in Khuza’a, Gaza Strip, August 3, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Shattered glass caused by Israeli attacks covers a room in Beit Hanoun Hospital, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. Most Beit Hanoun residents had fled the heavily bombed areas and have been staying in UNRWA schools or with relatives. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)
Shattered glass caused by Israeli attacks covers a room in Beit Hanoun Hospital, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. Most Beit Hanoun residents had fled the heavily bombed areas and have been staying in UNRWA schools or with relatives. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)
An Israeli artillery fires a shell towards the Gaza Strip from a position near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
An Israeli artillery fires a shell towards the Gaza Strip from a position near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip on July 24, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Anti-zionist ultra-orthodox Jews join thousands for a march in Washington, D.C. to protest against U.S. support for Israel’s offensive in Gaza, August 2, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
Anti-zionist ultra-orthodox Jews join thousands for a march in Washington, D.C. to protest against U.S. support for Israel’s offensive in Gaza, August 2, 2014. (Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)
Members of the Al Kaferna family stand in their flat which was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. They went back to quickly salvage a few of their belongings during a short ceasefire. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Members of the Al Kaferna family stand in their flat which was destroyed by Israeli strikes in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. They went back to quickly salvage a few of their belongings during a short ceasefire. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinians carry a body recovered from destroyed houses in the village of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, August 1, 2014. Hundreds of residents returned to Khuza’a at the beginning of a ceasefire to recover bodies and salvage possessions. Khuza’a has been cut off from the rest of Gaza Strip and occupied by Israeli soldiers. It was designated a closed military zone, and only International Committee of the Red Cross managed to secure a few brief incursions into the village to evacuate some of the injured, killed and the civilians. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Palestinians carry a body recovered from destroyed houses in the village of Khuza’a, east of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, August 1, 2014. Hundreds of residents returned to Khuza’a at the beginning of a ceasefire to recover bodies and salvage possessions. Khuza’a has been cut off from the rest of Gaza Strip and occupied by Israeli soldiers. It was designated a closed military zone, and only International Committee of the Red Cross managed to secure a few brief incursions into the village to evacuate some of the injured, killed and the civilians. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Shada Ardaa, 9, was wounded by an Israeli air strike in Rafah, Gaza strip, An-Najah hospital, Nablus, West Bank, August 05, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
Shada Ardaa, 9, was wounded by an Israeli air strike in Rafah, Gaza strip, An-Najah hospital, Nablus, West Bank, August 05, 2014. (Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
Policemen and medics gather after a Palestinian man went on a rampage in an industrial digger, running over a few people and flipping over a bus in Jerusalem, killing one man and injuring a few, August 4, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
Policemen and medics gather after a Palestinian man went on a rampage in an industrial digger, running over a few people and flipping over a bus in Jerusalem, killing one man and injuring a few, August 4, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
Israelis take cover near a bus stop in a street in central Tel Aviv during a siren alarm as a rocket is launched from Gaza strip, August 3, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
Israelis take cover near a bus stop in a street in central Tel Aviv during a siren alarm as a rocket is launched from Gaza strip, August 3, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
The family of 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped from east Jerusalem on July 2 and burned to death in a suspected revenge attack for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers, stand outside the District Court in Jerusalem, after a court hearing for three of the Israeli suspects on August 6, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
The family of 16-year old Mohammed Abu Khdeir, who was kidnapped from east Jerusalem on July 2 and burned to death in a suspected revenge attack for the abduction and killing of three Israeli teenagers, stand outside the District Court in Jerusalem, after a court hearing for three of the Israeli suspects on August 6, 2014. (Faiz Abu-Rmeleh/Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth living in Israel waves a Palestinian flag during a protest against the attack on Gaza in the city of Lod, Israel, August 3, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A Palestinian youth living in Israel waves a Palestinian flag during a protest against the attack on Gaza in the city of Lod, Israel, August 3, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
A left-wing activist holds a sign reading “Stop” during a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, August 2, 2014. Police arrested 17 left-wing protesters as hundreds gathered outside Habima Theater calling to end the attack on Gaza. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
A left-wing activist holds a sign reading “Stop” during a demonstration against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, August 2, 2014. Police arrested 17 left-wing protesters as hundreds gathered outside Habima Theater calling to end the attack on Gaza. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)
An Israeli soldier is seen on board an APC near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip while returning from the Strip, August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)
An Israeli soldier is seen on board an APC near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip while returning from the Strip, August 5, 2014, after Israel announced that all of its troops had withdrawn from Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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