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Photos of the week: No end to the violence

As Israel’s Operation Protective Edge enters its 17th day, violence continues as a ceasefire remains elusive. Thirty-five Israelis have been killed, including 32 soldiers, with the Palestinian death toll reaching 734, mainly civilians.

Photos by: Anne Paq, Basel Yazouri, Oren Ziv, Fiaz abu-Ramele, Yotam Ronen, Tess Scheflan, Keren Manor, Mustafa Bader / Activestills.org

Funeral for the 26 members of the Abu Jame' family, who were killed the previous day during an Israeli attack over the Bani Suhaila neighborhood of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, July 21, 2014. Reports indicate that 18 of the 24 killed were children of Abu Jame'  family. Israeli attacks have killed 550 Palestinians in the current offensive, most of them civilians. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Funeral for the 26 members of the Abu Jame’ family, who were killed the previous day during an Israeli attack on the Bani Suhaila neighborhood of Khan Younis, Gaza Strip, July 21, 2014. Reports indicate that 18 of the 24 killed were children of Abu Jame’ family. (Basel Yazouri/Activestills.org)

Mother (left) of Jihad Issam Shuhaibar (8), and Wasim Issam Shuhaibar (7), two of the children killed in an Israeli airstrike on in the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, is comforted by a relative in al-Shifa hospital, July 17, 2014. The third victim of the airstrike that hit children while they were playing on the roof of their house, was their cousin 10-year-old Afnan Tariq Shuhaibar. 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)

Mother (left) of Jihad Issam Shuhaibar (8), and Wasim Issam Shuhaibar (7), two of the children killed in an Israeli airstrike on the Sabra neighborhood of Gaza City, is comforted by a relative at al-Shifa hospital, July 17, 2014. The third victim of the airstrike that hit the children while they were playing on the roof of their house, was their cousin, 10-year-old Afnan Tariq Shuhaibar. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

A relative kisses the body of a family member from the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya at Al Shifa Hospital, July 20, 2014. Spokesman of the Palestinian ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra said rescue teams evacuated more than 80 dead bodies from destroyed houses in Shejaiya including 17 children, 14 women and 4 elderly people. More than 200 injured people were taken to al-Shifa Hospital. Death toll in the Gaza Strip accedes 392 with over 2650 wounded since the beginning of the Israeli offensive. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

A relative kisses the body of a family member from the Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya at Al Shifa Hospital, July 20, 2014. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinians from Shejaiya area take refuge in al-Shifa hospital following a large-scale Israeli attack on their neighborhood, Gaza City, July 20, 2014. Spokesman of the Palestinian ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra said rescue teams evacuated more than 80 dead bodies from destroyed houses in Shejaiya including 17 children, 14 women and 4 elderly people. More than 200 injured people were taken to al-Shifa Hospital. Death toll in the Gaza Strip accedes 392 with over 2650 wounded since the beginning of the Israeli offensive. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Palestinians from Shejaiya area take refuge in al-Shifa hospital following a large-scale Israeli attack on their neighborhood, Gaza City, July 20, 2014. Spokesman of the Palestinian ministry of health Ashraf al-Qidra said rescue teams evacuated more than 100 dead bodies from destroyed houses in Shejaiya, including 17 children, 14 women and four elderly people. (Anne Paq/Activestills.org)

Relatives and family members of the Israeli solider Bayhesain Kshaun mourn during his funeral in Netivot city, Israel, on July 22, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Relatives and family members of Israeli solider Bayhesain Kshaun mourn during his funeral in Netivot city, Israel, July 22, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Soldiers and relatives mourn at the grave of Israeli Sergeant Banaya Rubel during his funeral on July 20, 2014 in Holon, Israel. Sergeant Rubel was killed along with another Israeli army soldier on the twelfth day of operation 'Protective Edge,' when Hamas militants infiltrated Israel from a tunnel dug from Gaza and engaged Israeli soldiers. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Soldiers and relatives mourn at the grave of Israeli Sergeant Banaya Rubel during his funeral on July 20, 2014 in Holon, Israel. Sergeant Rubel was killed along with another Israeli army soldier on the 12th day of the attack. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Local residents hug near a house that was hit directly by a rocket lunched from Gaza, In the city of Yahud, July 22, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Local residents hug near a house that was hit directly by a rocket lunched from Gaza, in the city of Yahud, July 22, 2014. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

An Israeli artillery unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position on Israel-Gaza border, on July 21, 2014.<span class="s1"> Israeli attacks have killed 550 Palestinians in the current offensive, most of them civilians. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

An Israeli artillery unit fire towards the Gaza Strip from their position on Israel-Gaza border, on July 21, 2014. Israeli attacks have killed 550 Palestinians in the current offensive, most of them civilians. (Yotam Ronen/Activestills.org)

Israeli left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in center Tel Aviv, July 17, 2014. The sign reads: "There is enough guilt for everyone". Police arrested three right wing protesters who tried to hurt left wing activists, as hundreds were protesting against the attack. Right wing activists held a counter demo, calling to kill Arabs and to use more force in Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli left wing activists protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, July 17, 2014. The sign reads: “There is enough guilt for everyone”. Police arrested three right-wing protesters who tried to hurt left-wing activists, as hundreds were protesting against the attack. Right-wing activists held a counter demo, calling for the killing of Arabs and for more use of force in Gaza. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli right wing demonstrators (left) protest in front of left wing activists, as the take part in a protest against Israeli attack on Gaza, in center Tel Aviv, July 19, 2014. Right wing activists tried to attack left wing activists during the protest, police arrested at least five right wing protesters. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli right-wing demonstrators (left) protest in front of left-wing activists, as they take part in a protest against Israel’s attack on Gaza, in central Tel Aviv, July 19, 2014. Right-wing activists tried to attack left wing activists during the protest, police arrested at least five right-wing protesters. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians living in Israel march during a protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in the northern city of Nazareth, July 21, 2014. Police used tear gas and a water canon to disperse the protest, arresting at least ten youth. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians living in Israel march during a protest against the Israeli attack on Gaza, in the northern city of Nazareth, July 21, 2014. Police used tear gas and a water canon to disperse the protest, arresting at least 10 youths. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen push back protesters as Palestinians 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. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen push back protesters, as Palestinians living in 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 to the streets and blocked roads, calling for an end to the attack. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians living in Israel participate in a demonstration in Jaffa, organized by the Islamic movement against the Israeli attack on Gaza, July 21, 2014. (Keren Manor/Activestills.o)rg

Palestinians living in Israel participate in a demonstration in Jaffa organized by the Islamic Movement, against the Israeli attack on Gaza, July 21, 2014. (Keren Manor/Activestills.org)

Palestinians 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. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Palestinians living in 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. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen arrest protesters as Palestinians 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. (Fiaz abu-Ramele/Activestills.org)

Israeli policemen arrest protesters, as Palestinians living in 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. (Fiaz abu-Ramele/Activestills.org)

Palestinian journalists and photographers protest the killing of Palestinian cameraman Khaled Hamad, outside the offices of the Red Cross in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiekh Jarrah, July 21, 2014. A Palestinian news cameraman, Khaled Hamad, was killed in Gaza during the Israeli artillery shelling of the city's Shujaya residential district on July 20th, 2014. (Fiaz abu-Ramele/Activestills.org)

Palestinian journalists and photographers protest the killing of Palestinian cameraman Khaled Hamad outside the offices of the Red Cross in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Shiekh Jarrah, July 21, 2014. Hamad was killed in Gaza during the Israeli artillery shelling of the city’s Shujaya residential district on July 20th, 2014. (Fiaz abu-Ramele/Activestills.org)

Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers following the killing of Mahmud al-Hamamra, 33, shot to death by Israeli soldiers, July 22, 2014. Mahmud was shot during a protest against the Israeli attack on the Gaza strip in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. (Mustafa Bader/Activestills.org)

Clashes between Palestinian youths and Israeli soldiers following the killing of Mahmud al-Hamamra, 33, shot to death by Israeli soldiers, July 22, 2014. Mahmud was shot during a protest against the Israeli attack on the Gaza strip in the West Bank village of Husan, near Bethlehem. (Mustafa Bader/Activestills.org)

Residents of the unrecognized village of Al Arakib takes care of his horses, July 20, 2014. Israeli court ordered the resident on Sunday to leave the village during the following week. The village was demolished by the Israeli authorities over 70 times, and the local residents are sleeping in the open air inside the graveyard of the village. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

A resident of the unrecognized village of Al Arakib takes care of his horses, July 20, 2014. An Israeli court ordered the residents on Sunday to leave the village the following week. The village has been demolished by the Israeli authorities over 70 times, and the local residents are sleeping in the open air inside the graveyard of the village. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org)

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    1. Whiplash

      Still no pictures of the tunnels or the handcuffs, needles and medical serum to carry out kidnappings of Israelis. Still no pictures of the rockets seized by the UN from their schools or the handing back of them to Hamas.

      Where are the pictures of Hamas fighters? Where are the pictures of Hamas’ hundreds of dead being buried in Gaza? Why no pictures of Hamas shooting from windows of al-Wafa Hospital? Why no pictures of Hamas fighters in women clothing? Why no pictures of Hamas conducting TV interviews from al-Shifa Hospital or the rockets being fired from the vicinity thereof? At least you could have shown the mass surrender of 150 Palestinians to Israeli forces.

      We all know that 972mag attempts to manipulate public opinion against Israel by its biased coverage of the conflict.

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      • William Burns

        I’m sure there are other places on the internet that will show you all those things, Whiplash.

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        • Whiplash

          The question is why, in picture and in word, does 972mag continue to misrepresent the nature of the conflict? Are they hoping to influence Americans of a reality that is false to reduce American, Jewish or others’ support for Israel? The writers at 972 seem incapable, morally and intellectually, to address the stark realities of the the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and possible solutions to it.

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          • CigarButNoNice

            “The question is why, in picture and in word, does 972mag continue to misrepresent the nature of the conflict?”

            A rhetorical question, Whiplash, or are you really asking? If the latter—were you possibly expecting the left-wing stooges of Arab/Islamic imperialism to say or show anything that might portray the Jewish State as anything less than the totally evil party, blameworthy for everything bad that happens in the region?

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          • Reza Lustig

            So all those things are the REAL issue here, and not the dead Gazan civilians which may soon reach 1000?

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          • Whiplash

            Rez, I don’t think there is any issue that there are dead civilians in Gaza and in Israel. The real question is why 972mag obfuscates Hamas’ responsibility for these civilians deaths.

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          • Goldmarx

            The “responsibility” of Hamas pales in comparison to the responsibility of Israel in creating Hamas in the first place.

            In a 2008 Wall Street Journal article, Avner Cohen stated: “Hamas, to my great regret, is Israel’s creation.” He worked in Gaza for more than two decades, responsible for religious affairs there. He warned Israel of the dangers of Sheikh Yassin, but his warnings went unheeded.

            Azzam Tamimi, author of a book about Hamas that even Arb is fond of, told Grace Halsell of the Washington Report on Middle East Affairs(December 1998):

            And where does Hamas get its money? “In the West, this question generally is raised to create suspicion,” Tamimi said. While Israel today puts pressure on Washington to prevent money from any source in the U.S. getting to Hamas, Israel had a different agenda originally. Initially, it saw the PLO as the enemy. And, in its determination to undermine the PLO, Israel supported Hamas, financially as well as by other means. After co-opting the PLO, Israel then saw Hamas as the enemy.”

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      • Craig Vale

        While the tunnels for which the lack of photos you lament are indeed used for the smuggling of small arms and explosives, they are predominantly used to smuggle in goods that are needed for a population under siege.These risible claims that Israel left the Gaza 7 years ago and no longer occupy the Gazan strip ring hollow as every aspect of the lives of Gazan’s in under direct control of the Israeli’s . Be it from simple toiletries to concrete that Israel prohibits because they claim the Palestinians will build arms factories with it. Israel controls the water supply, the electrical grid ( for what that’s worth) and the most mundane of things needed for survival by a people who’s neck bear the boot marks of the oppressor.
        Just within the past hour wire reports indicate yet another egregious bombing of a UN school with multiple casualties. The UN director of the school claimed that only hours before the airstrike he was in touch with Israeli officials speaking of the safe haven the UN was providing fleeing Gazan’s. When asked if this could have been a bombing committed in error , he responded with an emphatic NO, as he informed Israeli officials of his organizations position and purpose.
        As is always the case without exception, the IDF bombs first and never asks questions later as their fearless leader will invariably point the finger at Hamas as being the responsible party for the war crimes being committed by Israel. Just yesterday afternoon the UN called for a war crimes investigation of both Israel and Hamas and as one could have expected both Israel and the US rejected the demand.
        This continued targeting of civilian targets is part of Israel’s modus operandi in which they seek the greatest return for every pound of explosives dropped on the Gaza.
        The US continues supplying the arms and the money to Bibi the butcher and is complicit in these deaths of women and children. Israel’s version of the “Final Solution” expressed also with their own iteration of Lebensraum wherein the ultimate goal is to rid the whole of the ME of any Palestinian who may lay claim to the right to live in the lands of their ancestors and defending themselves from a centuries old invasion of the returning diaspora hell bent on stealing the whole of Palestine and ethnically cleansing the desert sands to make room for even more settlements. Yet it is the fault of the Palestinians that they defend themselves against no less than Goliath himself. How odd that most Israeli’s choose to ignore the outcome of that battle in biblical terms.

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        • CigarButNoNice

          Your distortions and revisionist myth-making notwithstanding, this is still the Israeli-Jewish David against the Arab/Islamic imperialist Goliath. As in Nigeria with Boko Haram, Iraq with ISIS (making the land Christianfrei as we speak) and so many other cases, the oppressive side is exactly that which you support.

          Spinning this local branch of Islamic imperialist aggression as a “nationalist struggle for independence” does not change this fact. The truth will out.

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    2. Richard

      I’m fascinated by this new term, “Palestinians living in Israel.” Since when did Israel allow PA citizens to reside in Israel? The term I think you’re looking for here is “Israeli Arabs” – you know, the Arabs who have Israeli citizenship. If they were Palestinian, they wouldn’t object to joining a Palestinian state. Except they do object, since at least the protesters among them want Israel to become Palestine. But it isn’t Palestine – so maybe you should call them what they really are, Israeli Arabs, until the end of the Zionist regime. Aspirational language usually isn’t supposed to be represented as a description of reality in reporting you see.

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      • CigarButNoNice

        “Aspirational language usually isn’t supposed to be represented as a description of reality in reporting you see.”

        If that were true then no one would be calling the Arab settler-colonist land-thieves on the Land of Israel “Palestinians.” The whole purpose of doing so has always been, to make the aspiration of a Jew-free Land of Israel a reality, by covering the unjust anti-Jewish aggression of Arab imperialism as “a nationalist struggle for liberation of the dispossessed indigenous.” It’s Goebbelsian Propaganda 101: Repeat the Big Lie until accepted by all as Sacred Truth.

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    3. Jahan

      What intolerant, automatons are here. Judaism principals of justice & non oppression, & not forgetting the tenth covenant of not coveting your neighbor’s land are transgressed. My fear is a new anti-semitism will arise from the Israeli transgressions.

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      • CigarButNoNice

        “…not coveting your neighbor’s land are transgressed.”

        How about you read the Bible before spouting such nonsense? Start with Numbers 33:50-53, then the book of Joshua. The warfare of the Jewish state is abjectly timid in comparison to how Jewish Law says it should be conducted.

        “My fear is a new anti-semitism will arise from the Israeli transgressions.”

        This from the same crowd whose screams hit the roof when somebody suggests the Gazans may have brought it on themselves. I love the smell of double standards in the morning.

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