Times photographer documents conflict in Gaza Strip


Los Angeles Times staff photographer Carolyn Cole arrived in Tel Aviv on Wednesday evening. She headed into the Gaza Strip on Thursday morning and filed the following report.

“On Thursday afternoon, as shoppers were rushing to get supplies before the five-hour humanitarian cease-fire between Israel and Hamas ended, four Palestinian children were killed when a shell landed on a building in Gaza City. The children, three boys and one girl, were rushed to the nearby public hospital and within minutes were moved to the hospital morgue, where distressed family members began to arrive. It was chaos inside as morgue workers, journalists and photographers tried to find out what had happened. The distraught father of at least two of the children had to be helped by friends from the scene while other family members wept nearby. The four deaths followed an incident the previous day in which four other children, all…

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