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PHOTO ESSAY: Death, fear and protest as attacks on Gaza, Israel intensify

By +972 and Activestills

At least 23 people, among them 14 women and children, were killed in Israeli attacks on Gaza on Sunday, November 18th, bringing the total number of Palestinian casualties since the assassination of Ahmad Jabari to 69. Three Israelis were killed last week when a rocket hit a house in the southern town of Kiryat Malachi.

Air strikes on Gaza continued throughout the day, as did rocket launches toward Israeli towns, including several rockets which were intercepted above Tel Aviv by the Iron Dome. At the time of writing, there hasn’t been a breakthrough in the effort to reach a ceasefire.

Palestinian children pick up scrap amidst the ruins of a house belonging to Suleiman Abdul Hamid Salah near al-Khulafa Mosque in Jabalya town, November 17, 2012. The house – with the residents inside – was hit by 3 missiles, totally destroying it ; 31 civilians were wounded, including 12 children and 7 women, 12 of them residents of the house (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)


A Palestinian man and boy react to the sound of a Israeli warplane, flying at very low altitude above the ruins of the government building, which was completely destroyed that morning. Gaza city, November 17, 2012 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

A girl holds a candle next to a photo of 3-year-old Ranan Yousef Arafat, who was killed by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza, as Palestinians gathered in Bethlehem’s Manger Square to mourn the victims of Israeli military strikes and to call for an end to the escalation of violence, November 17, 2012 (photo: Ryan Rodrick Beiler/Activestills.org)

Palestinians visit the demolished Palestinian Ministry of Interior targeted by an Israeli military airstrike in the neighborhood of Tal el Hawa, Gaza city, November 16, 2012 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Israeli civilians taking cover during a rocket attack on Tel-Aviv from Gaza. November 18, 2012 (Photo: Shachaf Polakow/Activestills.org)

Palestinians carry the body of Mahmoud Raed Saddllah, a 4 year-old child, killed from an Israeli air strike on Jabaliya, Gaza strip, November 16, 2012 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinian women mourning the death of Mahmoud Raed Saddllah, a 4-year-old child, killed from an Israeli attack on Jabaliya, Gaza strip, November 16, 2012 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Iron Dome missile intercepts a rocket fired from Gaza towards Israel (photo: Activestills.org)

The ruins of the Council of Ministers building, which was completely demolished by an Israeli airstrike. Gaza city, November 17, 2012 (photo: Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Protest in Najah National University in the West Bank city of Nablus against the Israeli attack on Gaza. November 18, 2012. (Photo by: Ahmad Al-Bazz/ Activestills.org)

IDF tanks gather near Gaza Strip in preparation for a possible ground invasion. The Israeli government has authorized drafting 75,000 reservists for the next stages in the military campaign (photo: Actiestills)

Protesters in downtown Boston, MA in response to Israeli air strikes and planned military operation in Gaza. November 15, 2012 (photo: Tess Scheflan/ Activestills.org)

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