Gaza, Texas, Summer Drinks: Your Friday Evening Briefing

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Good evening. Here’s the latest.

1. The cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was holding, but unrest broke out in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

The halt in fighting allowed residents in Gaza to assess for the first time the scale of the damage: Officials said that about 1,000 residential units across the coastal strip had been destroyed. Above, a home in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip. Bombing also leveled three mosques, and damaged 17 hospitals as well as clinics and dozens of schools. It cut off fresh water, electricity and sewer service to much of the area.

Less than 12 hours after the rockets and airstrikes stopped, Israeli security forces stormed Jerusalem’s Al Aqsa Mosque to push demonstrators and worshipers out of the compound after Friday prayers. And across the West Bank, Israeli soldiers used rubber bullets and live rounds to disperse Palestinian demonstrators.

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