The Islamist group Hamas, shown here in a rally in the Gaza Strip on Dec. 12, is the strongest faction in the Gaza Strip. The Islamic State, or ISIS, is not believed to be in the territory, though fliers purporting to be from the group have circulated in Gaza. They are widely believed to be fake, but both Israel and Hamas have tried to use them to their advantage. Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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At a Cairo aid conference to help rebuild Gaza, Secretary of State John Kerry paused to rub his eyes Sunday. The U.S. is promising another $212 million in aid. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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A Palestinian worker checks a truck loaded with bags of cement as it crosses into southern Gaza from Israel last year. Israel has restricted cement supplies to only specific projects. Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Classrooms across Gaza are crowded with as many as 50 or 60 students, principals say, as dozens of school buildings have been destroyed or damaged, or are still housing people who lost their homes. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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An Israeli couple, Noga and Moshiko Siho, kiss after they have their wedding photos taken Wednesday in an army staging area on the Israel-Gaza border, near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, Israel. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Palestinian mourners carry the body of three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, after they were killed in an Israeli airstrike. Hamas executed more than a dozen people it says were spying for Israel. Khalil Hamra/AP hide caption

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv on July 23. While the two countries are close allies, they have exchanged criticism during the recent Israel-Hamas fighting in Gaza. Pool/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Black smoke billows in the distance following an Israeli airstrike from the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday. Atef Safadi/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Smoke is seen after what witnesses said was an Israeli airstrike in Gaza City on Tuesday. Israel launched attacks in the Gaza Strip and recalled its negotiators from truce talks in Cairo after saying three Palestinian rockets had hit southern Israel, hours before a cease-fire was due to expire. Suhaib Salem/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Palestinians look out of a window frame in the northern Gaza Strip city of Beit Hanun on Monday. Media reports say a cease-fire has been extended for 24 hours. Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Omari mosque was badly damaged in the recent fighting in the territory. In the foreground are the remains of Qurans at the mosque, which dates back centuries. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Parallels

Gaza's Casualties Of War Include Its Historic Mosques

More than 40 mosques in the Gaza Strip were destroyed or damaged in the recent fighting.

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A Palestinian boy, hoping to cross into Egypt with his family, is held by his mother as they wait at the Rafah crossing between Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. A cease-fire between Israel and Hamas held for a second day Tuesday as officials from both sides held indirect talks in Egypt. Ramadan el-Agha/APA /Landov hide caption

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Palestinian women walk past the rubble of their homes in Gaza City's Shijaiyah neighborhood on Monday. An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war held into Monday morning, allowing Palestinians to leave homes and shelters as negotiators agreed to resume talks in Cairo. Hatem Moussa/AP hide caption

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An Israeli tank drives past a field of sunflowers along the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip as they pull out from the Gaza Strip Sunday. At least 10 people died in a strike outside a U.N. school in Gaza shortly after Israel confirmed it was withdrawing some troops from the war-torn area. Gil Cohen Magen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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