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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: August 19, 2014

Photos of the three members of the Al Dalu family killed on August 19, 2014- Ahmed (20), Mustafa (14), and their mother Wafaa' (47)  The building of Rabah Al Dalu was completely destroyed by several Israel missiles on August 19, 2014. The three-story house was inhabited by Al Dalu family's eight members and two apartments in it are leased out to another two families, including the wife and son of of the commander of the Al Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Daif. The two were also killed. Israel said he was the target but Hamas denied that Deif was killed in the attack.  Photo was taken on March 24, 2015, as a part of  #ObliteratedFamilies project. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Photos of the three members of the Al Dalu family killed on August 19, 2014- Ahmed (20), Mustafa (14), and their mother Wafaa’ (47). Their building was completely destroyed by several Israel missiles on August 19, 2014. The three-story house was inhabited by eight family members and two apartments in it are leased out to another two families, including the wife and son of of the commander of the Al Qassam Brigades, Mohammed Daif. The two were also killed. Israel claimed Daif was the target of the attack, although Hamas denied that Deif was killed in the attack. Photo was taken on March 24, 2015, as a part of #ObliteratedFamilies project. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

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.

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills

Also published on August 16, 2014:
A letter to the Israeli government from a retired terrorist
Gaza dispatch: Why the people support Hamas

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