Palestinians gather around a burnt car of the company of electricity that was hit by an Israeli air strike in Beit Lahia City on August 26, 2014 in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS
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U.N. refugee agency UNRWA has issued an appeal for $295.4 million to help thousands of Palestinians displaced by Israel's onslaught on Gaza."The agency is now appealing for a total of $295.4 million to support up to 500,000 displaced people, including more than 300,000 ... sheltering in UNRWA schools," the agency said in a statement Tuesday.The agency said that Palestinian civilians caught up in the violence required assistance meeting their immediate needs.UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Kr?henbuhl described the situation in Gaza as a "tragedy".Israel's offensive had also left 300 mosques partially damaged, the ministry said, estimating the damage to the coastal strip's mosques at some $35,000,000 .
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