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Aid flows in – but no construction materials

Members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the Islamist movement's armed wing, stand guard in front of a portrait of killed senior Hamas commander Mohammed Abu Shamala on August 28, 2014 during a visit of the latter's family by deputy chairman of Hamas' political bureau Mussa Abu Marzuk, in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip. Shamala, a member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, has been killed in the Gaza Strip by Israeli warplanes on August 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB

 
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on August 29, 2014, on page 9.

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