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Palestinian girl Mahah Shewal, the sister of Ahmmed Shewal, killed during an Israeli army operation in Gaza, cries during his funeral in the town of Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza Strip Tuesday Nov. 7, 2006. Israeli forces ended a bloody weeklong operation in Beit Hanoun early Tuesday, leaving behind a swath of destroyed homes, uprooted trees and streets muddied with sewage water from pipes destroyed by tanks and bulldozers. Nearly 50 Palestinians, most of them militants, and an Israeli soldier were killed in the offensive, designed to curb Palestinian rocket fire on Israeli towns. Many of the dead were not allowed to be buried until the operation ended.

(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

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