A Palestinian man Fouad Al-Zaza, 70, and his wife Souad sit with their family in their destroyed home on a rainy day in Gaza City's Shejaiya neighborhood, in Gaza City November 24, 2014. (AFP/MOHAMMED ABED)
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Winter brings misery to Gaza war homelessAs the wind whistles through gaping holes in her ruined house, 62-year-old Souad al-Zaza and her daughter huddle together for warmth on a bed made of a wooden door on breeze blocks.Three months after an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire ended a bloody 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants, more than 100,000 Gazans remain homeless and the much-hyped reconstruction has yet to begin.And a fierce winter storm which has battered the region since Monday has brought further misery to tens of thousands of Palestinian families who are living in temporary shelters or in the rubble of their destroyed homes.In Shujaiyeh, one of the worst-hit neighborhoods where huge areas were reduced to rubble by Israeli tank fire, there is no sign of any construction. But there are still those desperate enough to return home.Around 30 percent of homes in the territory of 1.8 million people are damaged or destroyed.The patch of land where the homes were installed lies in a natural dip and it flooded during the first winter rains last month.
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