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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: August 9, 2014

Israeli right-wing protesters shout at a pro-peace demonstration, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, August 9, 2014. Hundreds gathered in Tel Aviv to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration permit. (Keren Manor/Activestills)

Israeli right-wing protesters cheer during a pro-peace demonstration, Rabin Square, Tel Aviv, August 9, 2014. Hundreds gathered in Tel Aviv to protest Israel’s attack on Gaza, despite a police decision to revoke the demonstration permit. (Keren Manor/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.

Gazans who evacuated their houses to find emergency shelter go on with the activities of daily life, Al-Shifa Hospital, August 9, 2014. According to UN figures, at least 425,000 people have fled their homes in search of safe shelter including UNRWA schools, government buildings, and host families. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills)

Gazans who fled their houses to find shelter continue with their daily lives, Al-Shifa Hospital, Gaza Strip, August 9, 2014.  (Basel Yazouri/Activestills)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills

Also published on August 9, 2014:
Don’t cry for me: A letter from a little girl in Gaza
‘Living with political depression in Tel Aviv is harder than dying in Gaza’ [satire]
Why the Gaza port matters
IDF reservist sentenced to military prison for refusing draft
Hundreds in Tel Aviv defy police ban to protest Gaza war

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