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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: August 12, 2014

Israeli activists dressed in white and wearing white masks, walk in Rothschild boulevard in centre Tel Aviv, during a direct action in solidarity with the victims of the Gaza war, August 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills)

Israeli activists dressed in white and wearing white masks walk on Rothschild Boulevard in central Tel Aviv during a direct action in solidarity with the victims of the Gaza war, August 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/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.

Palestinian retrieves their belongings from their home in Beit Hanoun following an Israeli bombardment, North Gaza Strip, August 12, 2014. According to OCHA, 16,800 homes in the Gaza Strip have been destroyed or severely damaged. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills)

A Palestinian family retrieves their belongings from their home in Beit Hanoun following an Israeli air strike, northern Gaza Strip, August 12, 2014. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills

Also published on August 12, 2014:
How journalists become complicit in Gaza’s suffering
Apartheid’s legacy lives on: South Africans polarized over Israel

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