Israel and Hamas agreed on a ceasefire across the Gaza Strip border on May 21. The fight came to an end after 11 days of clashes. According to the Gaza-based Health Ministry, at least 232 Palestinians were killed on the Gaza Strip. In Israel, 12 people were killed by the bombings. 21-year-old Palestinian Miral Hamad talked about the hostilities, and shared her thoughts and feelings about her hometown.
Cover photo: City of Ashkelon, BBC