Office Rubble
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Destruction in the West Bank

Azam Ahmad, right, Palestinian minister of public works, looks at the ruins of the building housing his offices and those of another ministry after the Israeli army left much of the West Bank city of Ramallah. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
In downtown Ramallah, on the West Bank, shopping centers such as this one were left demolished after the Israeli army’s offensive. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
Naim abu Hommos, the Palestinian Authority’s acting education minister, said Israeli forces broke into his office building twice. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
Two Palestinian women are questioned at a Ramallah checkpoint. The Israeli military has withdrawn to the outskirts of Ramallah, except for the area near Yasser Arafat’s compound. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
Palestinian men step around debris in the West Bank town of Ramallah, where property damage, particularly to governing authority offices, reportedly totaled up to $450 million. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)
Israeli troops pull out of Nablus and Ramallah over the weekend, heading to their base outside of Jerusalem. (CAROLYN COLE / LAT)