In pictures: Gaza's abandoned airport

Today the concrete arrival halls remain in place, but much of the rest of the site is covered in piles of rubbish and rubble - the remnants of years of war and neglect.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.
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This picture taken on September 9, 2018 shows a view of the destroyed and deserted terminal of the Gaza Strip's former 'Yasser Arafat International Airport', in the Palestinian enclave's southern city of Rafah. When the Palestinian government inaugurated its first airport with US president Bill Clinton in attendance, it was a symbol of the hopes for independence and peace created by the Oslo accords. But 25 years after the first of those historic agreements was signed on September 13, 1993, the airport in Gaza lies in tatters, along with Palestinian hopes for an independent state.