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Palestinian workers of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) clear the rubble of houses that were destroyed during Israel's war on Gaza in Izbet Abed Rabbo in Jabalia refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, on July 11, 2009. The international community has pledged billions of dollars in aid to rebuild the enclaved territory, but reconstruction efforts remain paralysed by Israeli and Egyptian sanctions imposed on Gaza after Hamas seized power in June 2007, which prevent the import of virtually all building materials.  photo by Wissam Nassar