Photo Essays

Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza
Lara Aburamadan, Jadaliyya

Battling Cancer with Spirit in Gaza

One year ago, my mother came to my house for a visit. She was late. We sat together on a mattress. She opened her cigarette pack, took out two cigarettes, and we smoked together. It was hot that day. She told me that she just returned from the doctor.

on November 29, 2016
One Broken Camera
Daniel, EAPPI

One Broken Camera

Shuhada kindergarten may be one of the most vulnerable schools in Hebron. The school sits halfway to the crest of Tel Rumeda, the oldest site in Hebron, Palestine, where pottery shards dating to 3,500 BC have been found. Just fifty meters behind the school lies a community of Israeli settlers who employ harassment and violence to pry from the hands of Palestinian owners as many homes...

on July 11, 2016
Christmas in Palestine
IMEU

Christmas in Palestine

From Bethlehem to Nazareth to the Gaza Strip, Palestinian Christians — a group that many people don't know exist — are taking a breath from the daily struggles of life under occupation to enjoy tree lightings and time with family. Palestinian Christians make up over 10 percent of the Palestinian population worldwide.

on December 23, 2015
Residents of Susiya Brace Themselves for Arrival of Israeli Bulldozers
Claire Thomas

Residents of Susiya Brace Themselves for Arrival of Israeli Bulldozers

Following a ruling by Israel’s High Court of Justice on May 15 allowing the army to demolish the entire village of Susiya and expel its residents to Area A of the Occupied Territories, the people of Susiya now prepare for the imminent destruction of their homes.

on July 21, 2015
Palestinian Doctor and Architect Team Up to Rebuild Gaza’s Only School for Disabled Children
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinian Doctor and Architect Team Up to Rebuild Gaza’s Only School for Disabled Children

Doctor and human rights activist Bassel Abu Warda and architect Mostafa Asi started the Save Gaza Project (SGP) during Israel's attacks on the Strip last summer. They plan to rebuild Gaza's only school for children with disabilities, Shams Al Amal, and create an alternative space to be used for classrooms while the original school's reconstruction is in progress.

on April 8, 2015
Volunteering Under Israeli Fire: Gaza Man Recounts Rescue Efforts During Israel’s Attacks
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Volunteering Under Israeli Fire: Gaza Man Recounts Rescue Efforts During Israel’s Attacks

Khan Younis was one of the areas most affected by the Israeli military offensive that claimed the lives of over 2,100 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip last summer. Ismael Ahmed Wafi, a truck driver and father from Khan Younis, worked to help rescue victims from under the rubble during the attacks and is currently assisting with cleanup efforts.

on February 24, 2015
Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Palestinians in Gaza Build Makeshift Homes While Shortage of Building Materials Continues

The damage Israel inflicted on Gaza during its 50-day attack last summer left thousands of Palestinians in desperate need of aid and home reconstruction. The process of rebuilding has been heavily impeded by the blockade, which prevents most types of building materials such as cement and steel from entering the strip. This shortage has caused many to resort to making repairs and building new homes with the limited supplies that are available.

on January 28, 2015
Little Evidence of Reconstruction Visible in One of Gaza’s Most Damaged Neighborhoods
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Little Evidence of Reconstruction Visible in One of Gaza’s Most Damaged Neighborhoods

Shojae'a, which is one of the largest neighborhoods in Gaza, was also one of the most intensely bombed during Israel’s summer offensive. Before the attacks, more than 250,000 Palestinians lived there. Now, months later, few voices can be heard in the streets. Some of those whose properties were partly destroyed in Israel's bombings returned to live in what remained of their homes.

on January 20, 2015
Christmas in Bethlehem
IMEU

Christmas in Bethlehem

The streets of Bethlehem are filled with people, lights, and decorations every season around the Christmas holiday. While the Israeli occupation severely limits Palestinian movement to, from, and within the city believed to be Jesus' birthplace, thousands of Palestinians and visitors from around the world gather and celebrate with a great assortment of daily festivities.

on December 27, 2014