Cloud of smoke rises during Israeli strikes at the Gaza strip, in the Egyptian border city of Rafah

 
Cloud of smoke rises during Israeli strikes at the Gaza strip, in the Egyptian border city of Rafah
A cloud of smoke rises during Israeli strikes at the Gaza strip, in the Egyptian border city of Rafah January 8, 2009. Palestinians faced even grimmer conditions in the Gaza Strip on Thursday after a U.N. aid agency halted work, saying its staff were at risk from Israeli forces fighting Hamas militants, after two drivers were killed. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT)