[Gaza City, June 30. Image via Getty]

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An elderly Palestinian woman stands at the entrance of her house in Gaza City, on June 30, 2009. Six months after Israel's 22-day military operation in Gaza, 1.5 million Palestinians remain trapped in rising poverty, unable to rebuild their lives, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on June 29. The people living there find themselves unable to rebuild their lives and are sliding ever deeper into despair,' a new report by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)