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Women from the Intez family react during the funeral of the three members killed on July 17th evening, during a massive shelling of Shajai'a area by the Israeli army, Gaza city, July 18, 2014. On the night of the 17.7 Israeli ground forces invade Gaza. The invasion was accompanied with a massive artillery and air bomb all along the Gaza Strip. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Women from the Intez family react during the funeral of the three members killed on July 17th evening during a massive shelling of the Shujayieh neighborhood by the Israeli army, Gaza City, July 18, 2014. (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.

Israeli policemen arrest protesters as Palestnians living in Israel and left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza in down town Haifa, July 18, 2014. Israeli police arrested 28 activists, as protesters took the streets and blocked roads calling to put an end to the attack. (Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen arrest protesters as Palestinian citizens of Israel and left-wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza in downtown Haifa, July 18, 2014. Israeli police arrested 28 activists as protesters took the streets and blocked roads calling to put an end to the attack. (Faiz Abu Rmeleh/Activestills.org)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Also published on July 18, 2014:
Gaza ground invasion: Shedding the pretense of ‘precision’
In search of teens, soldiers ‘looted’ Palestinian homes
On dual standards and the hypocrisy of peace

Photos of the three children killed on 17 July by a missile fired by a drone. From left to right: Afnan Wesam Shuheebar,8,  and her cousins Jehad Issam Shuheebar, 11; and Waseem Issam Shuheebar; 8. The three children were killed while feeding pigeons on the roof. 2 other children of the family who were with them were wounded. The photo was taken on November 17 2014 as part of the #ObliteratedFamilies2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Photos of three children killed on July 17 by a missile fired from a drone. From left to right: Afnan Wesam Shuheebar, 8, and her cousins Jehad Issam Shuheebar, 11; and Waseem Issam Shuheebar; 8. The three children were killed while feeding pigeons on the roof. Two other children of the family who were with them were wounded. The photo was taken on November 17 2014 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.

Palestinian women react during the funeral of the three children from Shuhaibar family killed earlier in an Israeli airstrike in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, July 17, 2014. The three killed children were two brothers and their cousin. The airstrikes came immediately after a temporary five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Hamas and Israel ended.  As of July 17th, 237 Palestinians have been killed since the beginning of the Israeli military operation against the Gaza Strip, including 48 children, and more than 1,700 have been injured. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of the three children from Shuhaibar family killed earlier in an Israeli airstrike in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, July 17, 2014. The airstrikes came immediately after a temporary five-hour humanitarian ceasefire between Hamas and Israel ended. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Also published on July 17, 2014:
Israeli army launches ground invasion of Gaza Strip
This is a war of choice. Netanyahu’s choice
Photos of the week: Violence continues as hopes for ceasefire fade
Propaganda wars: Searching for a narrative in Protective Edge
COMIC: What if Mahmoud was named Jonah?
Four Palestinian children killed on Gaza beach

Smoke rises from Gaza shore after missiles launched by the Israeli navy. 4 children from the Bakr family were killed while they were playing on the beach. The names of those killed: Ahed Atef Bakr, 10; Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10; Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11 and Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9. Eye witnesses said that three of the children where hit while escaping. Following the incident, the army spokesman announced that an investigation of the incident will be opened. On June 2015, the Israeli investigation into the case was closed with Israel’s Advocate General’s office saying the attack, was a “tragic accident”. The attack occurred in front of many international media crew and was extensively documented. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Smoke rises from Gaza shore after missiles launched by the Israeli navy killed four children from the Bakr family while playing on the beach. The names of those killed: Ahed Atef Bakr, 10; Zakaria Ahed Bakr, 10; Mohamed Ramez Bakr, 11 and Ismael Mohamed Bakr, 9. Eyewitnesses claimed that three of the children were struck while attempting to flee. Following the incident, the army spokesman announced that an investigation of the incident will be opened. In June 2015, the Israeli investigation into the case was closed after Israel’s Advocate General called the attack, was a ‘tragic accident.’ (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.

Thai migrant-workers work in a field near the Israeli Gaza border, July 16, 2014. On July 23, a Thai worker was killed by falling mortar shell near the greenhouses where he worked, in one of the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Thai migrant workers work in a field near the Israeli Gaza border, July 16, 2014. On July 23, a Thai worker was killed by falling mortar shell near the greenhouses where he worked in the Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Also published on July 16, 2014:
PHOTO: Israeli strike on Gaza beach kills four children
How an army of defense became an army of vengeance
An open letter to the family of Mohammed Abu Khdeir
NYT’s erstwhile definition of a ‘quiet night’: Five Palestinians killed
Why is Mahmoud Abbas negotiating on behalf of Gaza?

A woman and her baby standing near an area hit by a missile launched from Gaza in the town of Sderot, Israel, on July 15, 2014. As operation 'Protective Edge' enters it's eighth day of airstrikes by the Israeli army across the Gaza Strip, Egypt has this morning tabled a ceasefire agreement proposing a halting of fighting starting at 9am. Once violence has ceased, the proposal calls for Israel to open a border crossing into Gaza to allow the movement of goods and people. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

A woman and her baby standing near an area hit by a missile launched from Gaza in the town of Sderot, Israel, on July 15, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/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.

Parts of missiles gathered by the hospital staff are seen on the top floor of el-Wafa hospital in Al-shajaia'a area in the Eastern Part of Gaza city, July 15, 2014. The hospital was hit on Friday, July 11, 2014, by five missiles which caused considerable damage. The top floor was evacuated beforehand. fourteen patients who could not be evacuated remained at the hospital, and internationals stayed with them as human shields. As of July 15, 192 Palestinians have been killed and more than 1,400 have been injured. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Parts of missiles gathered by the hospital staff are seen on the top floor of el-Wafa hospital in Al-shajaia’a area in the Eastern Part of Gaza city, July 15, 2014. The hospital was hit on Friday, July 11, 2014, by five missiles which caused considerable damage. The top floor was evacuated beforehand. 14 patients who could not be evacuated remained at the hospital, and internationals stayed with them as human shields. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Also published on July 15, 2014:
Israel, state of all its victims
The unfolding lie of Operation Protective Edge
PHOTOS: After eight days of attacks on Gaza
What does Israeli ‘acceptance’ of ceasefire really mean?
Israeli civilian killed as Egyptian-backed ceasefire proposal collapses
Israel accepts Egyptian ceasefire proposal; Hamas yet to respond
I am the woman who translates the names of the dead

Majeed Al-Zeem, 52 year old, stands next to an hole caused by a missile launched by a drone which caused his injury, Gaza city, July 14, 2014. The missile was launched by the Israeli army to warn the family that they are going to conduct an airstrike on the house next door, a military policy known to be termed "knock on the roof". Israeli attacks have so far killed more than 180 Palestinians. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Majeed Al-Zeem, 52 year old, stands next to an hole caused by a missile launched by a drone which caused his injury, Gaza City, July 14, 2014. The missile was launched by the Israeli army to warn the family that they are going to conduct an airstrike on the house next door, a military policy called “roof knocking” (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.

Palestinians look at an missile which did not explode during an Israeli airstrike which destroyed the home of Hussam Shamdi the day before, in Tel al-Hawa neighbourhood of Gaza city, July 14, 2014.  (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinians look at an ordinance that did not explode during an Israeli airstrike which destroyed the home of Hussam Shamdi the day before, in Tel al-Hawa neighborhood of Gaza City, July 14, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Also published on July 14, 2014:
The abnormal normality of the occupation and its ‘escalations’
There’s still room for optimism: A letter to Sayed Kashua
Israel bars prominent Palestinian artist from traveling to N.Y. exhibit
6 Palestinians killed; 2 Israeli kids wounded; Kerry to seek cease fire
Gazan teen before being killed: ‘Just finish it off already, bomb the house’

A Palestinian woman stands in UNRWA Beach Camp School which is used as a temporary shelter by Palestinians living in the Norther part of the Gaza Strip, Gaza City on July 13, 2014. People from northern Gaza left their homes after Israel dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate. Israeli attacks have killed at least 166 Palestinians, including 30 children. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

A Palestinian woman stands in an UNRWA school that was used as a temporary shelter by Palestinians living in the northern part of the Gaza Strip, Gaza City on July 13, 2014. People from northern Gaza left their homes after Israel dropped leaflets warning them to evacuate. (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.

Also published on July 8, 2014:
Shock, not awe, among ‘battle-hardened’ Gazans
What ‘no country in the world’ should tolerate
Be’er Sheva, a city with no refuge from rockets
The IDF doesn’t only aim at Hamas targets
The night it became dangerous to demonstrate in Tel Aviv

The area of al Batsh family house, At Tuffah neighborhood east of Gaza City. Two missiles fired at the house of Majid Subhi Al Batsh, 50,on July 12, 2014, killing 18 family members, including five children and three women. The Israeli airstrike was allegedly targeting 48-year-old Tayseer al-Batsh, the Gaza police chief, while he was visiting his cousin’s house. Tayseer survived the attack. Photo was taken on February 18, 2015, as a part of  #ObliteratedFamilies project. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

The area of al Batsh family house, At Tuffah neighborhood east of Gaza City. Two missiles fired at the house of Majid Subhi Al Batsh, 50,on July 12, 2014, killing 18 family members, including five children and three women. The Israeli airstrike was allegedly targeting 48-year-old Tayseer al-Batsh, the Gaza police chief, while he was visiting his cousin’s house. Tayseer survived the attack. Photo was taken on February 18, 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.

Israel right wing protesters attack anti-war activists as they protest in center Tel Aviv against the Israeli attack on Gaza, July 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israel right wing protesters attack anti-war activists as they protest in center Tel Aviv against the Israeli attack on Gaza, July 12, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) Read more about the protest and the violence it was met with here.

Also published on July 12, 2014:
Not just escalation: A frightening new era of Jewish-Arab relations in Israel
‘We stay together, or we leave this world together’
Polls: Two-state solution was a casualty, even before the war
Photos of the week: Running for cover and having nowhere to run
In Jerusalem, Jews and Palestinians pay the price for latest wave of violence

The destroyed house of Abu Leila's house in Al Sheikh Radwan neighborhood which was destroyed by an Israeli Airstrike early this morning, Gaza city, July 11, 2014. The neighborhood was severely damaged. As of July 11, Israeli attacks killed more than 120 Palestinians, including 27 children, with more than 800 injured, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Hundreds of houses and buildings have been destroyed since the start of the military operation. (photo: Activestills.org)

The destroyed house of Abu Leila’s house in Al Sheikh Radwan neighborhood which was destroyed by an Israeli Airstrike early this morning, Gaza city, July 11, 2014. The neighborhood was severely damaged. As of July 11, Israeli attacks killed more than 120 Palestinians, including 27 children, with more than 800 injured, according to the Gaza Health Ministry. Hundreds of houses and buildings have been destroyed since the start of the military operation. (photo: Activestills.org)

This is the fourth in 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.

Published on July 11, 2014:
WATCH: A voice of peace on the Gaza border
Blame Israel and Hamas both for Gaza’s civilian deaths
The occupation will last forever, Netanyahu clarifies

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Al Haj family, Khan Younis refugee camp, Gaza. Photo of the Al Haj family.  The family house, located in the crowded Khan Younis refugee camp, was attacked by heavy missile on July 10, 2014. Eight people were killed, including two children. Only two survived- Yasser (26) and his sister Fidaa (27) who was with her husband's family at the time of the attack. Photo was taken on February 18, 2015, as a part of  #ObliteratedFamilies project. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Al Haj family, Khan Younis refugee camp, Gaza.
The family house, located in the crowded Khan Younis refugee camp, was attacked by missiles on July 10, 2014. Eight people were killed, including two children. Only two survived: Yasser (26) and his sister Fidaa (27), who was with her husband’s family at the time of the attack. This photo was taken on February 18, 2015, as a part of #ObliteratedFamilies project. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

This is the third in 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.

Israeli anti-war activists take part in a protest in center Tel Aviv against the attack on the Gaza strip, July 9, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli anti-war activists take part in a protest in center Tel Aviv against the attack on the Gaza strip, July 9, 2014. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Published on July 10, 2014:
Why I object to this military campaign, even as missiles fall on my city
Gaza is terrible? Try daily life
Nobody should be a number: Names of those killed in Gaza

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Israeli army tanks move towards the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive attack on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israeli army tanks move towards the Israel-Gaza border on Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Israel stepped up its offensive attack on the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, pummeling scores of targets and killing more than 20 people as Israeli leaders signaled a weeks-long ground invasion could be quickly approaching. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

This is the second in 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.

Published on July 8, 2014:
How Netanyahu provoked this war with Gaza
‘They left us no choice’: On military escalation and its Israeli rationale
A portrait of the enemy in Tel Aviv

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Palestinians injured in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip arrive at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on the night of July 8, 2014. On the first day of the Israeli offensive 23 Palestinians were killed, including 7 children, and about 320 were injured. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Palestinians injured in Israeli air strikes on the Gaza Strip arrive at Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza City on the night of July 8, 2014. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

This is the first in 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.

Smoke seen over the sky of Gaza following an Israeli air strike, July 8, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Smoke is seen in the sky over Gaza following an Israeli air strike, July 8, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Published on July 8, 2014:
Dispatch from Gaza: You can never be emotionally ready
Let’s talk about Gaza, Sderot and the racist valuation of lives
Live blog: Escalation in Gaza – July 2014

Photo editing: Keren Manor/Activestills.org

Photos by Oren Ziv, Yotam Ronen / Activestills.org
Text by Michael Schaeffer Omer-Man

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday afternoon against the deadly police shooting of a young man in the Arab town of Kafr Kanna the night before. Khir Hamdan, 22, had attacked a police van with a knife but was fleeing when an officer shot him.

Arab youth clash with Israeli riot police in Kafr Kanna, Israel. The protests come less than a day after an Arab man from the village was shot and killed by Israeli policemen. Security cameras caught the man attempting to attack the policemen, as well as the shooting, which took place after the man had already backed away considerably. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Arab youth clash with Israeli riot police in Kafr Kanna, Israel. The protests come less than a day after an Arab man from the village was shot and killed by Israeli policemen. Security cameras caught the man attempting to attack the policemen, as well as the shooting, which took place after the man had already backed away considerably. (photo: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Away from the main protest, police arrested at least four people who were part of a smaller group that was throwing stones and burning tires. Police used sponge-tipped bullets and putrid “skunk” water canons to disperse the demonstrators and prevent them from accessing the nearby Route 77.

In response to the killing, a general strike on Sunday was called for large portions of the Palestinian population of Israel.

Police on horseback seen during clashes in the village of Kafr Kanna, in northern Israel. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Police on horseback seen during clashes in the village of Kafr Kanna, in northern Israel. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Read Haggai Matar’s report about the shooting here.

Police use the 'skunk' water canon to disperse protesters in Kafr Kanna, a day after Israeli police fatally shot an Arab man in the village. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Police use the ‘skunk’ water canon to disperse protesters in Kafr Kanna, a day after Israeli police fatally shot an Arab man in the village. (photo: Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

WATCH: Security camera catches the killing of Khir Hamdan:

Related:
WATCH: Police kill would-be attacker as he runs away

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EU member state Sweden on Thursday recognized the State of Palestine, following a symbolic vote by Britain’s Parliament and a declaration by France that it too will recognize Palestine if peace talks fail.

Israel, of course, wasn’t thrilled with the recognition, which it described as “unfortunate” and “a declarative measure that causes much damage and has no value.”

The country’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman, took things a bit further. “The Swedish government needs to understand that relations in the Mideast are more complex than self-assembled IKEA furniture and the matter should be handled responsibly and sensitively,” he wrote on his Facebook page.

The Swedish Embassy in Tel Aviv asserted that the move was “in support of negotiations,” an idea on which the country’s foreign minister elaborated.

“Sweden’s traditionally close ties with the State of Israel are now complemented by an equal relationship to the other party,” Margot Wallström wrote Thursday, according to the Times of Israel.

Wallström added that the recognition aims to make the two parties “less unequal” in any future negotiations, according to the report.

Update:
Israel recalled its ambassador from Sweden in response to the decision to recognize Palestine.

Related:
Instead of voting to recognize Palestine, vote against occupation
Labour MPs: Vote yes on Palestinian statehood