Heartbreak in pictures: The Israel-Gaza conflict has taken an immensely devastating toll on civilians

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A Palestinian woman cries after a neighboring building to her family home was targeted in an Israeli military strike in Gaza City on July 12, 2014. Israel vowed no let-up in its aerial bombardment of Gaza, which has claimed more than 100 Palestinian lives, as a defiant Hamas rained more rockets on the Jewish state. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)
GAZA, PALESTINE - 2014/07/12: Palestinian girl crying during the funeral of her brother who was killed during the raid of the Israeli Air Force in central Gaza City in the sixth day of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health 128 died, about 1,200 wounded, and demolition of more than 500 houses. (Photo by Ahmed Hjazy/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - JULY 16: People mourn for their relatives who died on Israel's airstrikes in Gaza city, Gaza on 16 July, 2014. (Photo by Mohammed Asad/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Palestinian mourners cry during the funeral of four-year-old Palestinian girl Sarah Sheik al-Eid and of her father and uncle, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014 after they were killed in an Israeli military strike the previous day. Israel carried out at least four air strikes against Gaza on Tuesday afternoon, resuming raids after a truce that failed to get off the ground, AFP correspondents and eyewitnesses said. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
TEHRAN, IRAN - JULY 15: A woman cries and holds a photo of Palestinian child who died in Israeli attacks on Gaza in Tehran, Iran, on July 15, 2014. A group of people gather to protest Israeli attacks to Gaza outside United Nations building in capital Tehran. (Photo by Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZA, PALESTINE - 2014/07/12: Palestinian girl crying during the funeral of her brother who was killed during the raid of the Israeli Air Force in central Gaza City in the sixth day of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health 128 died, about 1,200 wounded, and demolition of more than 500 houses. (Photo by Ahmed Hjazy/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
BEIT LAHIA, GAZA, PALESTINE - 2014/07/11: The father of Saher Abu Namous, 4 years old, cries in front oh the grave of his son. Saher Abu Namous was killed by an Israeli helicopter targeting his neighborhood house. Funeral of Saher Abu Namous, 4 years old, held in Beit Lahia, Gaza Strip. The child was killed by an Israeli helicopter targeting his neighborhood house. (Photo by Marco Bottelli/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GAZA, PALESTINE - 2014/07/12: Palestinian girl crying during the funeral of her brother who was killed in targeted from the Israeli Air Force in central Gaza City during the sixth day of the Israeli offensive on Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health 128 died, about 1,200 wounded, and demolition of more than 500 houses. (Photo by Ahmed Hjazy/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - JULY 12: A relative of Palestinian Mahmoud Al-Suveyti killed in an Israeli air attack, cries during the funeral ceremony in Gaza City, Gaza on July 12, 2014. (Photo by Yasser Qudih/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Palestinian mourners cry during the funeral of four-year-old Palestinian girl Sarah Sheik al-Eid and of her father and uncle, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014 after they were killed in an Israeli military strike the previous day. Israel carried out at least four air strikes against Gaza on Tuesday afternoon, resuming raids after a truce that failed to get off the ground, AFP correspondents and eyewitnesses said. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian mourners cry during the funeral of four-year-old Palestinian girl Sarah Sheik al-Eid and of her father and uncle, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on July 15, 2014 after they were killed in an Israeli military strike the previous day. Israel carried out at least four air strikes against Gaza on Tuesday afternoon, resuming raids after a truce that failed to get off the ground, AFP correspondents and eyewitnesses said. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)
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Israel's Iron Dome interception technology has prevented many rockets from landing in Israeli territory, but the 9 days of violence between Israel and Hamas-ruled Gaza has ravaged Gaza, devastating the lives and homes of many Palestinian civilians, as well as disrupting the lives of countless Israelis who have been sent fleeing into bomb shelters regularly.

According to the UN News Centre, 'the level of human loss and destruction ... is immense.'

As of Wednesday, Palestinian health officials said that the Palestinian death toll rose to 204, with some 1,450 wounded, according to AP.

AP also reported that, 'on the Israeli side, one man was killed and several people were wounded since the fighting erupted on July 8.'

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs released a report Tuesday night reporting that, in Gaza, 1,370 homes have been destroyed, directly displacing 8,200, and 600,000 people were at risk of losing access to water supply.

Hamas's constant attacks on Israel has forced countless Israeli civilians into bomb shelters, a practice many Israelis have become accustomed to over the many years of targeted attacks.

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Heartbreak in pictures: The Israel-Gaza conflict has taken an immensely devastating toll on civilians
SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Israeli children seen in a special bomb shelter playground on July 14, 2014 at the city of Sderot. Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' has entered a seventh day as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to carry out massive airstrikes across the Gaza Strip with reports suggesting over 166 people have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
Israelis check a new bomb shelter if it was placed by a crane in the southern Israeli port city of Ashdod, on July 15, 2014. Israel resumed a punishing air campaign against Gaza today after its Islamist foe Hamas rejected a six-hour truce and fired dozens of rockets over the border. AFP PHOTO/DAVID BUIMOVITCH (Photo credit should read DAVID BUIMOVITCH/AFP/Getty Images)
ASHKELON, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Israeli children seen play by a bomb shelter on July 14, 2014 at the city of Ashkelon. Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' has entered a seventh day as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to carry out massive airstrikes across the Gaza Strip with reports suggesting over 166 people have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA, JULY 13: Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday has reached 166, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA, JULY 13: Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday has reached 166, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA, JULY 13: Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday has reached 166, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA, JULY 13: Most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday has reached 166, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA, JULY 13: A view of UNRWA's school as most refugees fleeing from Israeli air strikes have found shelter in a school of UNRWA in Gaza City, Gaza on July 13, 2014. The total number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip since Monday has reached 166, according to a Palestinian Health Ministry official. (Photo by Mohammed Talatene/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
ASHKELON, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Israeli children seen play by a bomb shelter on July 14, 2014 at the city of Ashkelon. Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' has entered a seventh day as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to carry out massive airstrikes across the Gaza Strip with reports suggesting over 166 people have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
ASHKELON, ISRAEL - JULY 14: Israeli children seen play by a bomb shelter on July 14, 2014 at the city of Ashkelon. Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' has entered a seventh day as the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) continue to carry out massive airstrikes across the Gaza Strip with reports suggesting over 166 people have been killed, the majority of whom are civilians. (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)
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