Topic: Israel

2014.  Gaza.  Palestine.  Schoolchildren head to class at the Sobhi Abu Karsh School in the Shujai'iya neighborhood. Operation Protective Edge lasted from 8 July 2014 – 26 August 2014, killing 2,189 Palestinians of which 1,486 are believed to be civilians. 66 Israeli soldiers and 6 civilians were killed.  It's estimated that 4,564 rockets were fired at Israel by Palestinian militants.
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Inside Gaza with Photographer Peter van Agtmael

What photographer Peter van Agtmael encountered in Gaza changed the way he worked.

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A piece of wall under construction in the Jerusalem neighbourhood of Abu Dis at night. Occupied Palestinian Territories, March 2004.
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From Belfast to Baghdad, See the World’s Dividing Walls

Twenty five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, it seems more and more separation walls are going up around the world. Photographer Kai Wiedenhöfer has spent seven years documenting them.

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Anita, 19, was forced by her father to leave school and marry when she was 16-years-old. When Anita and her mother objected to the marriage, her father became angry and beat both of them, stating that he had already accepted dowry for the marriage. Moshi, Tanzania. Aug. 19, 2014.
The Backstory

Photojournalism Daily: Nov. 4, 2014

Photojournalism Daily is a compilation of the most interesting photojournalism found on the web, curated by Mikko Takkunen

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A man carries a child as another lies dead after two explosions on a beach in Gaza, July 16, 2014.
The Backstory

Why Violent News Images Matter

A recent slew of situations resulting in catastrophic violence and death has led to a renewed debate as to what kinds of imagery media outlets should be expected to show, writes Fred Ritchin

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Michael Brown Sr. yells out as his son's casket is lowered into the ground at St. Peter's Cemetery in St. Louis
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Pictures of the Week: Aug. 22 – Aug.29

From Michael Brown’s funeral and a cease fire in Gaza, to swarms of locusts in Madagascar and the US Open Tennis Championships, TIME presents the best pictures of the week.

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Loulou d'Aki, LightBox Follow Friday
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#LightBoxFF: Loulou d’Aki’s Daily Diary of Destruction in Gaza

Loulou d’Aki has spent the last few years documenting life inside Gaza. When Israel launched Operation Protective Edge last month, the Swedish freelance photographer started using Instagram to share the “horrific, emotional, sad and appalling stories” she encounters

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The collapsed minaret of mosque seen from the destroyed living room of a Palestinian family in a building across the street in Gaza City, Gaza Strip, July 30, 2014.
The Backstory

Inside Gaza and Israel: Two Photographers, One War

As the death toll rises in the war between Israel and Hamas, TIME LightBox profiles two photographers who have spent weeks covering the opposing sides: Oliver Weiken of European Pressphoto Agency and Getty Images’ Andrew Burton.

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Gaza Strip, Gaza City: Palestinians travel to a shelter at a UN school after evacuating their homes near the border in Gaza City on July 13, 2014. ALESSIO ROMENZI
The Backstory

Innocents in the Crossfire: Alessio Romenzi’s Shocking Photographs From Gaza

The world has become used to seeing images of dead civilians caught in the crossfire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, says Italian photographer Alessio Romenzi. Yet, he believes it’s his role to bear witness for future generations

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Palestinians clash with Israeli soldiers
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Pictures of the Week: July 4 – July 11

From Israel’s deadly air offensive in Gaza and Brazil’s humiliating World Cup exit to French Fashion week’s modern attitude and a double wedding for wounded Ukrainian paratroopers, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

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Eritrean Wedding in Haifa, Israel.
Photo Essay

‘A Kind of Purgatory': African Refugees in Israel

It is estimated that 60,000 African asylum-seekers reside in the State of Israel, mainly from Sudan and Eritrea. For these men, women and children, the journey to the country is as perilous as it is difficult.

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