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Gaza Strip's troubled history - in 80 seconds

31 July 2014 Last updated at 15:15 BST

Israel has said it will not stop its offensive in Gaza until the tunnels constructed by Hamas have been destroyed.

It began Operation Protective Edge on 8 July and since then more than 1,400 people have died.

Here's a brief history of the troubled coastal strip - in 80 seconds.

Video produced by Michael Hirst