Photo Essays

Inside Gaza’s Shelters
Lara Aburamadan

Inside Gaza’s Shelters

On July 25, the first time I left my house in 20 days since the Israeli attack on the Gaza Strip began, I visited an UNRWA school full of thousands of refugees from Shoja'ea and Beit Hanoun. Families were sleeping on the ground and had nothing except the clothes they wore when they evacuated their homes.

on July 29, 2014
Honoring Gaza’s Dead in Ramallah
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Honoring Gaza’s Dead in Ramallah

On Wednesday, July 23, 600 mock coffins were displayed in the Palestinian city of Ramallah to commemorate those killed in Gaza since Israel's offensive began on July 7.

on July 25, 2014
Abu Nidal: Exhuming Hope from the Graves
Vivien Sansour, IMEU

Abu Nidal: Exhuming Hope from the Graves

Thirty years ago during a snowstorm in the village of Al Walajeh, 70-year-old Abu Nidal found a broken pine tree and nursed it back to life. In 30 years, the tree grew several meters high making it a landmark in his village and a source of pride for Abu Nidal whose life’s work has been dedicated to tending the land. Today, Abu Nidal’s tree lays at the edge of one of the last remaining stone terraces on his land, which has been confiscated for the building of the Israeli Segregation Wall.

on July 22, 2014
Protests in Haifa: “Arabs and Jews Refuse to be Enemies” Chants Met with “Death to Arabs”
Diana Buttu, IMEU

Protests in Haifa: “Arabs and Jews Refuse to be Enemies” Chants Met with “Death to Arabs”

Last night, there was a huge demonstration against Israel's attacks on Gaza. The demonstration — which was supposed to be a march, was sponsored by Jabha, a socialist political party. The group applied for a permit to hold a march, which was granted. A counter-protest formed in short order, after Baruch Marzel, a right-wing politician, called on Israelis to join. The counter-protesters numbered in the hundreds, and perhaps more than 1000. We were on two sides of the street with the police atop horses, policing our side and forming a human chain around the counter-protesters.

on July 20, 2014
A Tour Through the Remains of Dr. Riad Mraish’s Home & Clinic
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

A Tour Through the Remains of Dr. Riad Mraish’s Home & Clinic

On July 16, while I was in eastern Gaza City taking photos of the many buildings recently destroyed by Israeli forces, a man approached me and asked if I wanted to enter his home to take photos of the inside. I accepted his offer and as he showed me around, I learned his name is Khamis Mraish and that his brother, Dr. Riad Mraish, ran a clinic from the home.

on July 19, 2014
The Remains of a Home in Gaza City, One of Many Destroyed by Israel
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The Remains of a Home in Gaza City, One of Many Destroyed by Israel

Volunteers worked to extinguish fires left behind by Israeli warplanes that shelled the Hashem family home, one of at least seven Palestinian houses bombarded today in Gaza City.

on July 16, 2014
Minutes After the Bombing of Al-Sheikh Radwan in Gaza City
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Minutes After the Bombing of Al-Sheikh Radwan in Gaza City

Six civilians were killed when Israel bombed the Al-Sheikh Radwan neighborhood in Gaza City on Saturday, July 12. These photos, which include a father who just lost his son, were taken about 15 minutes after the strike.

on July 14, 2014
Once a Home for Special Needs Patients, Now a Heap of Wreckage
Jehad Saftawi, IMEU

Once a Home for Special Needs Patients, Now a Heap of Wreckage

As the death toll due to Israel's military assault on Gaza continues to climb, three disabled patients and a nurse were among those killed yesterday when a special needs facility was struck. These photos show some of the destruction left behind.

on July 13, 2014
A Family in Gaza Sifts Through the Rubble of Their Home
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A Family in Gaza Sifts Through the Rubble of Their Home

Israel's ongoing assault on Gaza has left over 100 dead and about 700 injured so far. These photos capture an example of the resulting destruction and a family's search of the remains of their home in attempt to collect whatever valuables they find salvageable.

on July 11, 2014