A day before authorities imposed a ban on festive events, this group of men were celebrating a wedding in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.
Attempts at reconciliation and holding new elections have repeatedly failed, leaving the Palestinians divided between two governments, one in Gaza and the other in the West Bank.
Everything is in short supply, from basic medicines to bed space, as injuries add to the overstretched system that is close to falling apart, warn doctors and UNWRA.
Seven Palestinians including a Hamas commander have been killed in an Israeli special forces operation inside Gaza. An Israeli soldier also died.
Gaza's Health Ministry said on Monday 32 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli fire during a mass protest along the beach near the Israeli frontier.
Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday claiming they were in response to 36 rockets fired by militants in Gaza
The funeral has taken place in Gaza of a Palestinian teenager who was hit by Israeli fire during a border protest and later died of his wounds.
Violent clashes broke out between protesters and Israeli troops along the border with Gaza resulting in one death and over 200 injuries
Israel has halted fuel supplies to the Gaza Strip because of incendiary balloons and kites being launched from the enclave