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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: August 11, 2014

A Palestinian man looking on a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun following bombardment by Israeli forces, North Gaza Strip, August 11, 2014. According to OCHA, 16,800 homes in the Gaza Strip have been destroyed or severely damaged leaving 370,000 displaced. (Anne Paq/Activestills)

A Palestinian man looks at a destroyed house in Beit Hanoun following bombardment by Israeli forces, northern Gaza Strip, August 11, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills)

This is part of a series of daily posts showing photos taken on the same date a year ago, during “Operation Protective Edge,” last summer’s assault on Gaza. Members of the ActiveStills collective documented what was happening at that time inside Gaza, Israel and the West Bank.

Most of the photos that we will publish here over the next month and a half were published on +972 in real time. The average Israeli news consumer, however, did not get the full picture of the death and destruction that was taking place in Gaza, or the popular resistance against the war taking place in the West Bank and Israel. For most Israelis, the Palestinian victims had neither names nor stories.

A year later, as tens of thousands of people in Gaza remain displaced, many without permanent shelter, and as thousands of wounded are still waiting for rehabilitation, we hope this project can help us all remember what happened last summer — told through the lenses of our cameras.

Palestinians standing infront of a crater in Beit Hanoun following bombardment by Israeli forces, North Gaza Strip, August 11, 2014. Till now Israeli attack has killed 1,965 Palestinians, including 1,417 civilians, of whom 458 were children and 238 women. 67 Israelis killed, of whom 64 soldiers, two civilians and one migrant worker. (Anne Paq/Activestills)

Palestinians stand in front of a crater in Beit Hanoun, following bombardment by Israeli forces, northern Gaza Strip, August 11, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills

Also published on August 11, 2014:
‘Captive soldier would have been better off if we shot him’
This is what life in Gaza sounds like
Likud is no longer the largest party in the Knesset

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