The aftermath of the Gaza offensive, and more: Activestills images tell the stories of the week.
A Palestinian youth uses his sling shot to throw back a tear gas canister shot by the Israeli army during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, November 23, 2012. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
A Nassarsa family member looks at what used to be his home, following an Israeli air strike that completely destroyed it, Rafah, November 24, 2012. Mohammed Tawfeeq al-Nassasra, 20, and Ahmad Tawfeeq al-Nassasra, 18, were killed in the attack, and some family members are still in the hospital. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Two members of the Al Dalu family, Mohammad and Raneen Al Dalu were found under the rubble four days after the Israeli military airstrike that killed nine members of the same family, Gaza, November 22, 2012. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Tawfeeq Mandour Nassarsa lost two sons, Mohammed Tawfeeq al-Nassasra, 20, and Ahmad Tawfeeq al-Nassasra, 18, in an Israeli airstrike on his home, in one of the tents where his family took shelter, Rafah, Gaza Strip November 24, 2012. The home was totally demolished. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Ruins of a Palestinian home in Az-Zaitoun area, Gaza City, November 23, 2012. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
View of a bridge which was demolished by an Israeli air strike. The bridge used to connect Gaza City and Rafah, Gaza Strip November 24, 2012. (Photo by: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)
Israeli reserve soldiers leave an army base in the south of Israel on November 22, 2012 after a ceasefire ending the fighting was reached the previous night. (Photo by: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)
Palestinian students at An-Najah National University donate blood for hospitals in the Gaza Strip. Nablus, West Bank, November 25, 2012. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
Former Palestinian prisoner Khader Adnan demonstrates with his father in the West Bank city of Nablus in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners still on hunger strike in Israeli prisons: Ayman Sharawna (147 days), Samer Issawi (116 days) and three others. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/Activestills.org)
The National Day of Mourning protest marches through Plymouth, MA on November 22, 2012. Since 1970, Native Americans have gathered at noon on Cole’s Hill in Plymouth to commemorate a National Day of Mourning on the US Thanksgiving holiday. (Photo: Tess Scheflan/Activestills.org)
Nariman Tamimi, sister of Rushdi Tamimi, killed by the Israeli army last Saturday, gets sprayed by the “Skunk,” a foul-smelling liquid sprayed by the Israeli army, during the weekly protest against the occupation in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh, November 23, 2012. (Photo by: Oren Ziv/ Activestills.org)
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