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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: August 16, 2014

Israelis take part in a protest calling for peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian, Tel Aviv, on August 16, 2014. Thousands of demonstrators gathered on Saturday for a pro-peace rally under the slogan: 'Changing Direction: Toward Peace, Away From War. (Oren Ziv/Activestills)

Israelis take part in a protest calling for peace negotiations between Israel and Palestinian, Tel Aviv, August 16, 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.

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, Nablus, West Bank, August 16, 2014. (Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills)

Hundreds of Palestinians demonstrate in solidarity with the Gaza Strip, Nablus, West Bank, August 16, 2014. (Ahmad al-Bazz/Activestills)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills

Also published on August 16, 2014:
10,000 protest in Tel Aviv for a just peace, end to occupation
South African Jewry erupts over Palestinian keffiyeh
PHOTOS: Israeli forces kill Palestinian and bulldoze his family house
Netanyahu is talking to Hamas. It’s about time

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