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One year since Gaza, a photo a day: July 31, 2014

Shaed  Amer Al Bayoumi (9), stands in her school yard. She was badly injured in July 31, 2014 in an attack that killed 4 of her family members. She went to Turkey for treatment. and needs further medical treatment. Due to her injury, she cannot hold a pen to write so sometimes her cousin sits with her at the school to help. The photo was taken on February 24 2015 as part of the #ObliteratedFamilies2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Shaed Amer Al Bayoumi (9), stands in her school yard. She was badly wounded on July 31, 2014 during an attack that killed four of her family members. Due to her injury she cannot hold a pen to write, so her cousin often sits with her at the school to help. This photo was taken on February 24 2015 as part of the #ObliteratedFamilies2014. (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.

Ruins of the 3-storey- home of the Al Bayoumi family in Al Nuseirat refugee camp ; attacked on 31 July 2014. The attack left 13 people killed- 4 from the al Bayoumi family ; 3 of their extended relatives from the Zaqout family, 3 from the neighboring Abu Shoqa family and 3 from the al Assar, also neighbours. The photo was taken on February 24 2015 as part of the #ObliteratedFamilies2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Ruins of the three-story Al Bayoumi family home in Al Nuseirat refugee camp, after it was attacked on July 31, 2014. The attack left 13 people dead — four of them from the Al Bayoumi family; three of their extended relatives from the Zaqout family; three from the neighboring Abu Shoqa family; and three from the neighboring Al Assar family. This photo was taken on February 24, 2015 as part of the #ObliteratedFamilies2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Also published on July 30, 2014:
Blaming Palestinians for their own deaths
Amid Gaza war IDF buys ammunition from U.S. stock in Israel

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