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A week in photos: Assault on Gaza intensifies

From the death of 12-year-old Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa, whose killing from Israeli gunfire helped ignite the latest escalation, to demonstrations demanding an end to the violence, Activestills presents a week in its Gaza coverage.

Funeral of Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa, shot by the Israeli military with a machine gun from an helicopter in ‘Abassan al Kabira, east of Khan Yunis, Gaza Strip, November 9, 2012. Hamid was killed in front of his home, which is located around 1 kilometer from the Border with Israel. . (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org

 

Palestinian women relatives of Matar Abu Al-Atta, killed the day before by an Israeli military attack, mourn during his funeral in the al-Shoja’iya neighborhood east of Gaza City, November 11, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinians gather in front of a damaged building where Israeli shelling killed four Palestinians and injured more than 20 the day before, in the al-Shoja’iya neighborhood east of Gaza City , November 11, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

BBC’s Jihad Mashrawi holding his 1-year-old son Omar, who died from his injuries, at Al Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on November 14, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli activists threw red paint on the residence of the Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, as part of a demonstration protesting the attacks on Gaza, Tel Aviv, November 14, 2012. (photo by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

 

Debris on the road following the first strike on Gaza, which killed the head of Hamas’ military wing, Ahmed Jabari, Gaza City, November 14, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli activists protesting in front of the Tel Aviv residence of the Israeli Minister of Defense, Ehud Barak, against the attack on Gaza, November 14, 2012. The signs read (from R to L): “Siege = Terror” and “Assassinations don’t prevent missiles”. (photo by: Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli soldiers show an order for a closed military zone to a cameraman on the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, November 15, 2012. (photo by: Oren Ziv/Activesills.org)

 

Smoke is seen after a rocket was fired from Gaza towards Israeli military boats in Gaza City, November 15, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Israeli civilians run to take cover during a rocket attack from the Gaza Strip on November 15, 2012, in the southern city of Kiryat Malachi, Israel. (photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

 

Body of Renan Arafat, 5, killed in an Israeli military strike on her home, leaving the morgue of Al Shifa Hospital, Gaza City, November 15, 2012. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

A destroyed kitchen inside the house of an Israeli family in the city of Kiryat Malachi, after a rocket fired from Gaza hit the house, November 15, 2012. Three Israelis were killed by the attack. (photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)

 

A doctor checking vital signs with the light of his mobile phone while treating Haneen Tafish, a one-year-old toddler from the Al Zeitoun area in critical condition, in Al Shifa hospital, Gaza City, November 15. (photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian youth throw stones at an Israeli military tower on the separation wall during clashes near the Aida Refugee Camp in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, in response to Israeli military strikes on Gaza, November 15, 2012. At the time of the clashes, 16 Palestinians, including four children, and three Israelis had been killed in escalating violence in and near Gaza. (photo: Activestills.org)

 

Smoke is seen from the Gaza Strip after the Israel Air Force attacked an area near the Israeli border, November 15, 2012. (photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)

 

Israeli activists take part in a protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, centeral Tel Aviv, November 15, 2012. (photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)

 

Palestinian children hold signs protesting Israeli military strikes on Gaza, especially their effects on children, during a vigil in Bethlehem’s Manger Square, November 15, 2012. At the time of the vigil, 16 Palestinians, including four children, and three Israelis had been killed in escalating violence. (photo by: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

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  • COMMENTS

    1. Thank you for showing photos from both sides of the border. Destructions do not wipe each other out, but accumulate. Your photos help show this.

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    2. Palestinian

      The next attack will be in 2016

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    3. Ed Frias

      Tell Hamas to stop shooting rockets, anti-tank arms into Israel at civilians.
      Then there will be nothing to retaliate. DUHHH.

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    4. Jeff

      Extremely powerful photos.
      Salaam aleikum – shalom aleichem;
      Peace!

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    5. It is good to see that there are good people in Israel that want a stop to the bombing of Gaza.The only way I can see a change of Israeli policy is if Netanyahu loses the January election.

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      • The Trespasser

        No, silly. 4 years ago Netaniyaho was not in the government, yet about 10 times Gazans were killed in similar operation.

        p.s. These Israelis are calling for both rockets from Gaza and Gaza bombardments to stop.

        However it won’t stop ever – Palestinians are just too used to be bombed I suppose.

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    6. Ernesto Sebastián Vázquez

      I am Argentine. There are at least 500,000 Jews living in my country. I simply cannot understand their reactions. They were horribly treated for centuries. Why should they make other people suffer? Revenge is no choice. The Israeli government should not concede so much power to the military corporation.

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