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ICYMI – Families reunited in Gaza after swarms of airstrikes

After weeks of escalating tension, the skies over Gaza are filled with scores of rockets and airstrikes that have wreaked havoc on civilian lives. Leaders from around the world, including US President Biden, Jordan’s King Abdullah and UN Secretary-General Guterres, are calling for a halt to the bloodshed.

Journalists on the ground are navigating dangerous conditions to ensure that the human element of this story is brought to the forefront. Mohammed Salem, one of our photographers in Gaza, captured a heart-wrenching story of a 6 year old girl who was reunited with her father after their home was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike.

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