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Funerals in Israel and Gaza as deaths climb on both sides

ISRAELI air strikes hammer Gaza, razing entire districts and filling morgues with dead Palestinians as Israel took revenge for the Hamas assaults that have triggered some of the worst blood-letting in 75 years of conflict.

Funeral of couple killed in deadly Hamas attack at festival, in Kiryat Tivon
[1/39]A woman places a flower as she mourns Danielle, 25, and Noam, 26, an Israeli couple who were killed in a deadly attack by Hamas gunmen from Gaza as they attended a music festival, as they are buried next to each other during their funeral in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, October 12. REUTERS/Shir Torem
KIRYAT TIVON, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, in Gaza
[2/39]Mourners attend the funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, who health officials said were killed in Israeli strikes, in Gaza City, October 9. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel
[3/39]People hold Israeli flags as friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel, October 16. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
BEIT KAMA, ISRAEL
Palestinians attend the funeral of Zakaria Abu Maamar, in Khan Younis
[4/39]The daughter of  Zakaria Abu Maamar, a member of Hamas’ political office, is comforted as she cries during her father’s funeral after he was killed in an air strike, in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, October 10. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
People mourn at the graveside of Guez at her funeral in Ashkelon
[5/39]People mourn at the graveside of Eden Guez, who was killed as she attended a music festival that was attacked by Hamas gunmen, at her funeral in Ashkelon, in southern Israel, October 10. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
ASHKELON, ISRAEL
Funeral of four members of the Sitton family who were killed by Hamas militants at Kibuttz Beeri, in Hod Hasharon
[6/39]Relatives mourn Pessi Cohen, Hannah Sitton, Hannah’s husband Itzhak Sitton, and their son Tal Sitton, who were killed in an attack by Hamas militants at Kibbutz Beeri, during their joint funeral in Hod Hasharon, Israel, October 18. REUTERS/Hadas Parush
HOD HASHARON, ISRAEL
Worshippers attend a funeral at Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, in Gaza City
[7/39]Mourners attend a funeral for Palestinians killed in an Israeli strike that damaged the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, where Palestinians who fled their homes were taking shelter, at the church in Gaza City, October 20. REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri
GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Mourners bury the bodies of Palestinians from Zraiee family at a cemetery in the central Gaza Strip
[8/39]Mourners bury the bodies of Palestinians from the Zraiee family, who were killed in Israeli strikes, at a cemetery in the central Gaza Strip, October 17. REUTERS/Mohammed Fayq Abu Mostafa
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, in Gaza
[9/39]A relative reacts as she attends the funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, who health officials said were killed in Israeli strikes, in Gaza City, October 9. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of Ofir Libstein in Even Yehuda
[10/39]Israeli soldiers attend the funeral of Ofir Libstein, who served as head of the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council and died in defence of his community in Kibbutz Kfar Aza following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, in Even Yehuda, Israel, October 18. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
EVEN YEHUDA, ISRAEL
Funeral of a Palestinian teen near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank
[11/39]Mourners react during the funeral of a 16-year-old Palestinian teen who was killed in clashes with Israeli forces, near Hebron in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, October 12. REUTERS/Mussa Qawasma
HEBRON, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of an Israeli soldier, in Jerusalem
[12/39]People mourn Corporal Dvir Lisha, 21, an Israeli soldier who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, October 15. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Aftermath of Israeli strikes
[13/39]Mourners react during the funeral of Palestinians killed in the Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, October 10. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of woman killed in deadly Hamas attack at festival, in Haifa
[14/39]A little boy mourns Daniella Dana Petrenko, from Haifa, who was killed in a deadly attack by Hamas gunmen at a music festival, which she attended with her boyfriend, at her funeral in Haifa, Israel, October 13. REUTERS/Shir Torem
HAIFA, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinian members of al-Agha family
[15/39]The sister of Palestinian Soliuman Abu Anza, who was killed in Israeli strikes, mourns over his body with a copy of the Koran placed on it, during his funeral in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 11. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
People mourn at the graveside of Amichai Vanino, a soldier who was killed following an attack by Hamas gunmen from Gaza, at his funeral at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem
[16/39]A soldier mourns at the graveside of Amichai Vanino, a soldier who was killed following an attack by Hamas gunmen from Gaza, at his funeral at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, on October 11. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinian members of al-Agha family
[17/39]Mourners react during the funeral of Palestinian members of the al-Agha family, who were killed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 11. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel
[18/39]Friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel, October 16. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
BEIT KAMA, ISRAEL
Worshippers attend a funeral at Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, in Gaza City
[19/39]Mourners attend a funeral for Palestinians killed in an Israeli strike that damaged the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, where Palestinians who fled their homes were taking shelter, at the church in Gaza City, October 20. REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri
GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of Palestinian members of al-Agha family
[20/39]A mourner reacts while burying the body of a Palestinian child of al-Agha family, who was killed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 11. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
Funeral of Palestinians killed in the Israeli strikes
[21/39]Mourners react as they pray during the funeral of Palestinians killed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, October 10. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Palestinians attend the funeral of Zakaria Abu Maamar, in Khan Younis
[22/39]Palestinians attend the funeral of Zakaria Abu Maamar, a member of Hamas’ political office, who was killed in an air strike, in Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on October 10. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
People mourn Ili Bar Sade, a soldier who was killed in an attack by Hamas militants, at his funeral in Tel Aviv
[23/39]Israeli soldiers embrace as they mourn Ili Bar Sade, a soldier who was killed in an attack by Hamas militants, at his funeral in Tel Aviv, Israel, October 9. REUTERS/Hadas Parush
TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Aftermath of an Israeli strike in Khan Younis
[24/39]The father of Alma Al Majayda, 3, killed in Israeli strikes, embraces her body during her funeral, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 19. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of couple killed in deadly Hamas attack at festival, in Kiryat Tivon
[25/39]A woman mourns Danielle, 25, and Noam, 26, an Israeli couple who were killed in a deadly attack by Hamas gunmen from Gaza as they attended a festival, as they are buried next to each other during their funeral in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, October 12. REUTERS/Shir Torem
KIRYAT TIVON, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, in Gaza
[26/39]A relative reacts next to the body of one of the Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, who health officials said were killed in Israeli strikes, during the funeral in Gaza City, October 9. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of an Israeli soldier, in Jerusalem
[27/39]A woman mourns Roy Joseph Levy, 44, an Israeli colonel who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem, October 15. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinian members of al-Agha family
[28/39]Mourners react during the funeral of Palestinian members of the al-Agha family, who were killed in Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 11. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of four members of the Sitton family that were killed by Hamas militants at Kibuttz Beeri, in Hod Hasharon
[29/39]Relatives mourn Pessi Cohen, Hannah Sitton, Hannah’s husband Itzhak Sitton, and their son Tal Sitton, who were killed in an attack by Hamas militants at Kibbutz Beeri, during their joint funeral in Hod Hasharon, Israel, October 18. REUTERS/Hadas Parush
HOD HASHARON, ISRAEL
Ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas in Khan Younis
[30/39]Mourners attend the funeral of Palestinians in the aftermath of Israeli strikes, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 13. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral for festival-goer Guez killed by Hamas near Gaza in Ashkelon
[31/39]People hug as they attend the funeral of Eden Guez, who was killed as she attended a music festival that was attacked by Hamas gunmen, in Ashkelon, in southern Israel, on October 10. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
ASHKELON, ISRAEL
Worshippers attend a funeral at Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, in Gaza City
[32/39]Mourners attend a funeral for Palestinians killed in an Israeli strike that damaged the Greek Orthodox Saint Porphyrius Church, where Palestinians who fled their homes were taking shelter, at the church in Gaza City, October 20. REUTERS/Mohammed Al-Masri
GAZA CITY, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of Kutz family who were killed by Hamas gunmen from Gaza Strip, in Gan Yavne
[33/39]People mourn the entire Kutz family, parents Aviv and Livnat and three teens Rotem, Yonatan and Yiftach, who were killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at their funeral in Gan Yavne, in southern Israel, October 17. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
GAN YAVNE, ISRAEL
Funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, in Gaza
[34/39]Mourners attend the funeral of Palestinians from the Shamalkh family, who health officials said were killed in Israeli strikes, in Gaza City, October 9. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
GAZA, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of woman killed in deadly Hamas attack at festival, in Haifa
[35/39]A family member touches the grave of Daniella Dana Petrenko, from Haifa who was killed in a deadly attack by Hamas gunmen at a music festival, which she attended with her boyfriend, at her funeral in Haifa, Israel, October 13. REUTERS/Shir Torem
HAIFA, ISRAEL
Palestinians attend the funeral of Zakaria Abu Maamar, in Khan Younis
[36/39]Women react as Palestinians attend the funeral of Zakaria Abu Maamar, a member of Hamas’ political office, who was killed in an air strike, in Khan Younis, in southern Gaza Strip, October 10. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Funeral of Palestinians from Samour family, who were killed in Israeli strikes on their house, in Khan Younis
[37/39]A girl mourns the death of Palestinians from the Samour family, who were killed in Israeli strikes on their house, at a land near to their home as the residents struggle to find spaces in cemeteries, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, October 12. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
KHAN YOUNIS, PALESTINIAN TERRITORIES
Friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel
[38/39]Friends and family mourn Dor Reder, who was killed following a deadly infiltration by Hamas gunmen from the Gaza Strip, at his funeral in Beit Kama, southern Israel, October 16. REUTERS/Violeta Santos Moura
BEIT KAMA, ISRAEL
Funeral of couple killed in deadly Hamas attack at festival, in Kiryat Tivon
[39/39]An Israeli border policeman adds earth to a grave as people mourn Danielle, 25, and Noam, 26, an Israeli couple who were killed in a deadly attack by Hamas gunmen from Gaza as they attended a music festival, as they are buried next to each other during their funeral in Kiryat Tivon, Israel, October 12. REUTERS/Shir Torem
KIRYAT TIVON, ISRAEL
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