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Scenes from the Gaza Strip and Israel

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Source: Boston Globe

A picture = thousand words

g27_17373619An Israeli tank drives near the border between Israel and the Gaza Strip, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

g01_17466895An explosion is seen as missiles fired from an Israeli aircraft fall towards a target in the northern Gaza Strip, as seen from the Israeli side of the border, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Gil Nechushtan)

g02_174861171The moon is seen as an Israeli military attack helicopter flies over the northern Gaza Strip near the border with Israel, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Israeli ground troops and tanks cut swaths through the Gaza Strip early Sunday, bisecting the coastal territory and surrounding its biggest city. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

g03_17484287Israeli infantry soldiers walk into Gaza on January 04, 2009 on the border between Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces are battling Hamas fighters as they attempt to take the rocket launch areas used by Hamas since Israeli troops entered Gaza after nightfall on Saturday. It is expected that this will be the first wave of assault, with some 10,000 Israeli troops and hundreds of tanks massed on the Gaza border. (Uriel Sinai)

g04_17494949An Israeli flare lights up an area on the edge of Gaza City after a day of heavy clashes between Hamas fighters and Israeli forces on January 5, 2009. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)

g05_174785973Smoke from Israeli artillery shelling covers the ground of the northern Gaza Strip on January 3, 2009. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP)

g06_17487383An Israeli boy walks into a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon, Israel on January 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen)

g07_17466021An Israeli police officer near a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip which landed near Sderot, southern Israel Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

g08_17493881An Israeli gunner covers his ears as a mobile artillery piece fires at a target in the Gaza Strip, on the Israel-Gaza border, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. Israel seized control of high-rise buildings and attacked houses, mosques and smuggling tunnels as it pressed forward with its offensive against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Monday. (AP Photo)

g09_17486581The sun sets on the Israel-Gaza border January 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis)

g10_17492825Palestinians hold white flags as a signal for Israeli troops after leaving their house near the area where Israeli soldiers and Palestinian militants exchange fire outside Jabaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

g11_17484077Artillery shells explode above Gaza City on January 4, 2008, as seen from the Israeli side of the Israel-Gaza border. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP)

g12_174926831A Palestinian medic surveys the damage to a mobile medical clinic destroyed after an Israeli air strike in Gaza January 5, 2009. Four ambulances and three mobile clinics were destroyed in the bombing at Health Care Union, medical workers and witnesses said. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)

g13_17476497A picture taken from the Israeli side of the border with the Gaza Strip shows a bomb dropped by an Israeli air force F-16 jet exploding in Beit Hanoun, north of the Gaza Strip, on January 3, 2009. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP)

g14_17486321An Israeli soldier looks out towards Gaza January 4, 2009 outside of Sderot, Israel. (Spencer Platt)

g15_17483655An exchange of fire is seen between the area of the Erez Crossing and Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip early January 4, 2009. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL))

g16_17477645Leaflets dropped by Israeli planes are seen falling above the northern Gaza Strip as seen from the Israel side of the border with Gaza, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

g17_17492231The feet of one of three Palestinian siblings from the Al-samoni family, killed by an Israeli tank shell, are seen in the mortuary of Al-Shifa hospital, on January 5, 2009 in Gaza City. Seven members from the Al-samoni family were killed including the mother, three children and a baby, when an Israeli shell struck their house south of Gaza city. (Abid Katib)

g18_17497093Army officers and medics wheel an Israeli soldier wounded in the Gaza Strip, after he was brought to Soroka Hospital in the southern Israeli town of Beersheba, Monday, Jan. 5, 2009. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

g19_17496317A relative of a Palestinian victim cries at the morgue in the Al-Shifa hospital on January 5, 2009 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Abid Katib)

g20_17463593An Israeli army mortar team launches a round at a Palestinian target inside the Gaza Strip January 1, 2009 as seen from Israel’s border with the Hamas-run territory. (David Silverman)

g21_17466103Palestinian firemen work amongst the rubble of the destroyed house of Hamas senior leader Nizar Rayan after an Israeli missiles strike in the refugee camp of Jabaliyaon January 1, 2009 in Gaza, Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib)

g22_17472087A rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the northern Gaza Strip flies towards an Israeli target Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

g23_17473199An Israel soldier walks at a staging area just outside the Gaza Strip, Friday, Jan. 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

g24_17478353Debris flies up as a bomb explodes after an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza Strip January 3, 2009. (REUTERS/Nikola Solic (GAZA))

g25_17486203An Israeli army soldier stands next to artillery shells at a staging area on the Israel side of the border with Gaza Strip, Sunday, Jan. 4, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

g26_17478537Smoke from Israeli artillery shelling billows from the Gaza Strip during sunset on January 3, 2009. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP)

26a_17502705People gather around bodies of Palestinians near a U.N.-run school in Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip January 6, 2009. Israeli tank fire killed up to 40 Palestinians at the United Nations school in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, medical sources at two hospitals said. Israeli officials claim they had targeted Hamas soldiers operating in the area. (REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah)

g27_17500589An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires a shell towards Gaza from its position outside the central Gaza Strip January 6, 2009. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner (ISRAEL)

g28_17478331A shell fired by the Israeli military explodes in the northern Gaza Strip as seen from the Israeli side of the border with Gaza, Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

g29_17497581A young Ethiopian immigrant stands in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on January 5, 2009. (REUTERS/Eliana Aponte)

g30_17512111Israeli and foreign photographers take pictures of Israeli troops just outside the northern Gaza Strip January 7, 2009. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL))

g31_17511571A Palestinian firefighter uses a hose to clean blood from a street in Gaza January 7, 2009. (REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah (GAZA))

g32_17478651Fire and smoke explode from an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on January 3, 2009. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP)

g33_17493463An Israeli army mobile cannon redeploys closer to Gaza at sunset January 5, 2009 near Israel’s border with the Palestinian territory. (David Silverman)

g01_174301751A trail of smoke is seen after the launch of a rocket from the northern Gaza Strip aimed towards Israel on December 27, 2008. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner)

g02_173936991Masked Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad run with homemade rockets to put in place before later firing them into Israel on the outskirts of Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)

g03_17393737Masked Palestinian militants from Islamic Jihad place homemade rockets before later firing them into Israel on the outskirts of Gaza City, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Ashraf Amra)

g04_17419063A Palestinian man inspects the damage where a rocket fired by Palestinian militants – intended for a target in Israel – accidentally hit a building in Gaza City, Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2008. Palestinian Iyad Dremly, who works for the Palestinian Center for Conflict Resolution, was injured in the explosion, Palestinian sources said. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

g05_17443381An Israeli Apache helicopter launches a missile during an attack inside the northern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2008 as seen from the Israeli-Gaza border. (JACK GUEZ/AFP)

g06_17443629Smoke rises above Gaza after another Israeli air strike on a Hamas target, December 29, 2008 along Israel’s side of the Gaza border. (Uriel Sinai)

g07_17444519Wounded Palestinians are treated on the floor of crowded Kamal Edwan hospital in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip on December 29, 2008, following an Israeli air strike on the nearby Jabalia refugee camp. Israeli tanks massed at the Gaza border today as warplanes continued pounding Hamas targets in the densely populated enclave. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP)

g08_17444703Samera Baalusha (34) (right) sits with her daughter Eman (15) and surviving son Mohamad (15 months) while waiting to see the body of her 4-year-old daughter Jawaher Baalusha during the funeral held for Jawher and her four other sisters who were all killed in an Israeli missile strike, on December 29, 2008 in the Jebaliya refugee camp, in the northern Gaza Strip. Jawher Baalusha and her sisters were killed during an Israeli air raid while they were sleeping together in their bedroom. Medics stated that the raid had targeted a mosque near their home in Jabalia. (Abid Katib)

g09_17434407An Israeli F15 fighter flies over the northern Israeli-Gaza Strip border on December 28, 2008. (JACK GUEZ/AFP)

g11_17429551Many bodies lie outside the Hamas police headquarters following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on December 27, 2008. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP)

g10_174505432Smoke billows from a targeted location in the northern Gaza Strip following an Israeli air raid, as seen from the Israeli-Gaza border on December 30, 2008. (JACK GUEZ/AFP)

g12_17439129Palestinian firefighters try to extinguish flames at a medical warehouse after an Israeli airstrike targeted at a fuel tank nearby in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. Israel widened its deadliest-ever air offensive against Gaza’s Hamas rulers Sunday, pounding Hamas targets, smugglers’ tunnels and a central prison. (AP Photo/Xinhua)

g13_17442303Israelis take cover during a rocket warning siren in the southern Israeli town of Ashkelon, Monday Dec. 29, 2008. (AP Photo / Tsafrir Abayov)

g26_174312831A wounded child awaits medical attention at the Shifa hospital on December 27, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Abid Katib)

g14_17433481Smoke rises after an Israel air strike in Gaza Strip December 28, 2008. Israel launched air strikes on Gaza for a second successive day on Sunday, piling pressure on Hamas. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)

g15_17434239A wounded Palestinian girl is carried into the Al-Shifa hospital on December 28, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza. (Abid Katib)

g16_17434871A Palestinian man gestures, as smokes is seen from a burning building after an Israeli missile strike in the Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Hatem Omar)

g17_17435225Palestinian rescue workers carry a wounded prisoner past a fire, as another lays under the rubble in the central security headquarters and prison, known as the Saraya, after it was hit in an Israeli missile strike in in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)

g18_17443019A dead cat lies in the rubble of destroyed houses and a mosque after they were hit by an Israeli missile strike that killed Jawaher Baalusha, 4, and her four sisters on December 29, 2008 in Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib)

g19_17443835Smoke from three days of Israeli air strikes against Hamas militants blends with brewing storm clouds to create a dramatic sunset over the Palestinian territory on December 29, 2008 viewed from Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. (David Silverman)

g20_17450973A Palestinian man looks out towards destroyed Hamas government buildings following an Israeli air strike in Gaza City, Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008. Early Tuesday, Israeli aircraft dropped at least 16 bombs on five Hamas government buildings in a Gaza City complex, destroying them, setting fires and sending rubble flying for hundreds of yards, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

g21_17449421Mangled cars lie buried under rubble at the site of the Hamas ministry buildings compound, which was destroyed during an Israeli airstrike on December 30, 2008 in Gaza City, Gaza Strip. (Abid Katib)

g22_17448829An Israeli police officer and reporters take cover during a rocket attack in the southern town of Sderot, Israel on December 30, 2008. (NIKOLA SOLIC/Reuters)

g34_17456817Israelis sit in a bomb shelter in the southern city of Ashkelon December 31, 2008. Hamas rockets had hit the major Israeli city of Beersheba earlier, on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Amir Cohen (ISRAEL)

g36_174503711Eli Azran father of Irit Shitrit (39), a mother of four, leans over her dead body as he mourns during her funeral on December 30, 2008 in Ashdod, Israel. Shitrit was killed yesterday by a Hamas rocket in Ashdod, Israel, after hearing a warning siren and taking shelter in a roadside bus stop. (Uriel Sinai)

g30_17448957An Israeli police officer kneels over a dog that was badly injured after a rocket landed in the southern town of Sderot, Israel on December 30, 2008. (GIL COHEN MAGEN/Reuters)

g32_17450867Mahmoud Tark, an nine-year-old injured Palestinian boy, is transported by Red Crescent officials on an ambulance at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip to a hospital in Al-Arish December 30, 2008. Palestinians wounded in the Israeli attack on Gaza trickled into Egypt on Monday after a day and a half of confusion and disagreement between the Hamas and the Egyptian government. (REUTERS/Amr Dalsh (EGYPT))

g35_17448923Palestinian men bury the body of 4-year-old Lama Hamdan at Beit Hanoun cemetery in the northern Gaza Strip December 30, 2008. Lama and her sister were reportedly riding a donkey cart Tuesday near a rocket-launching site that was targeted by Israel. (MOHAMMED SALEM/Reuters)

g23_17430563A medic crouches over the body of an Israeli man after he was killed in a rocket attack launched from the Gaza Strip and hit the southern Israeli town of Netivot on December 27, 2008 following Israeli bombardment on the Palestinian costal strip. The rocket attack killed one man and wounded four others, according to the Magen David Adom, Israel’s equivalent of the Red Cross. (HAIM HORENSTEIN/AFP)

g28_17443575Scores of Israeli army tanks and armored personnel carriers are massed on December 29, 2008 near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. (David Silverman)

g29_17450395An Israeli soldier wearing a prayer shawl prays near a tank as troops take position on the Israeli-Gaza Strip border on December 30, 2008. (MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP)

g25_17436795The body of a Palestinian security force officer lays in the rubble after an Israeli missile strike on a building in Gaza City, Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Fadi Adwan)

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Written by FaRiD SoLaNa

January 15, 2009 at 9:46 AM

Posted in Around the Globe

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  1. Fuck Israel >>

    Israel killing the children and the people in Gaza
    and the world is silent

    Let’s fuck Israel

    wasim365

    January 15, 2009 at 10:46 AM

  2. Ya Allah, the pictures make me to do one thing: “Meso”

    Israel, go to hell…

    WinaWinaWina

    February 13, 2009 at 2:52 AM

  3. Ka Farid…
    nice writing kak n plis be careful 🙂
    karna konon ktnya ‘mereka’ tidak tll suka klo berita benar terungkap 😛

    btw, where did you get those pictures from?

    hello, ipeh..
    thanks, yah, dah ngingetin pula..:-)
    i got the pictures from Boston Globe, nona.
    btw, tentang yang itu, ‘mereka’ memang gak suka, kok.
    coba liat balasan mereka di bawah, keliatan kalo mereka tengah mencoba mengintimidasi kita semua..hehehe

    ipeh

    June 11, 2009 at 3:40 AM

  4. fuck you all palestinians you won’t win the jihad in your godfucked quran is written down that the islam will be forgotten in future and do u know why? beacuase all moslims will be killed you fagotts

    dsajk78asdj

    June 12, 2009 at 2:31 AM

  5. go to the shaiten you all palestinians you won’t win the jihad in your godfucked quran is written down that the islam will be forgotten in future and do u know why? beacuase all moslims will be killed you fagotts

    dsajk78asdj

    June 12, 2009 at 2:31 AM

  6. Moslem support all terrorist . why all terrorist is müslim ? Palestinian people must leave Hamas terror.

    God bless Israel Army.

    fuck all terrorist

    Dear Fuat,
    Thank you for commenting in my blog.
    It is important for you to distinguish between fact and fiction.
    You’re a Turkish, right?
    I’m sure you know the name Ferit Orhan Pamuk. He’s a Nobel Laureate in Literature in 2006 for his outstanding novel, “My Name is Red” (Benim Adim Kirmizi, in Turkish). He’s a Muslim. I’m sure that he’s not a supporter of any kind of terrorism.

    Türkish jewish

    August 1, 2009 at 1:17 AM

  7. Palestinian children die, because muslim terrorist strap bombs to their backs. Palestinian children die because Muslim terrorists put weapons depots in schools and hospitals and muslim mosques, for “strategic” purposes. They know that their enemies have a moral nature, not to fire “knowingly” on children. So they try to take advantage of this. If children die, it is a win for the Muslim terrorists. They love “victim” status in the world media.

    Toby

    August 31, 2009 at 6:23 PM

  8. I don’t believe it. After all these pictures people can only respond with more anger. People can only respond with more generalized hatred towards whole groups. Isn’t that what started this shit in the first place? Damnit people its like you cannot stop yourselves from succumbing to the basic human instincts of generalized anger. There is no such thing as any one group that is “evil”. Muslims are not evil, Palastinians are not evil, Israel is not evil… There are people in all of those catagories who kill, and people who nuture children and work for hospitals and schools and try to live peaceful lives.

    I understand these pictures eliciting a reaction- THEY SHOULD. I will not hide it- I cried. I, a 30 year old father of two with a PhD in Computer Science and Mathematics. So why must others’ reactions be funneled like this? Why can it not be “horrified” or “passionate”? We need to stop this insane fighting to save lives on all sides. Every person who writes “every X will be killed” is just as bad or is a racist and is hypothesizing murder. Its such a simple concept! There isn’t a widely practiced religion in the world that condones killing. Every one speaks of how precious all life is. And while it may seem sappy, when looked at objectively and INTELLIGENTLY, from the perspective of a race who has had thousands of years to mature and grow, we realize just how fundamental a concept this is!

    So write letters! Compose emails! March protests! Make phone calls! Spread the word to whomever you can- these events have horrific results on ALL sides of the war, damnit!! Let us act like evolved beings, not monkeys, and be somewhat empathic. Of the people killed, many were parents and all were children. All were artists in one way or another, all had desires and passions, and all had things they loved. And now they’re in graves. Remember, this is true of ALL sides of the war, and once this many lives are lost there is *no such objective justifiable concept as RIGHT and WRONG or GOOD and EVIL.*

    <>

    Make a positive change, and promote life. Otherwise you’re no better than the ones you hate.

    Nick

    October 15, 2009 at 9:16 PM

  9. It seems I lost the biggest part of my whole argument.

    Remember, this is true of ALL sides of the war, and once this many lives are lost there is *no such objective justifiable concept as RIGHT and WRONG or GOOD and EVIL.*

    ***There is just -PEOPLE-, who are ALIVE or DEAD***

    Make a positive change, and promote life. Otherwise you’re no better than the ones you hate.

    Thank you, Nick. I’ll post further article about war itself, as a response of your comment. Thank you. 🙂

    Nick

    October 15, 2009 at 9:17 PM

  10. la muerte a los esraeles la muerte a los jodios la muerte a los putos de la tierra

    souad

    December 2, 2009 at 5:54 AM

  11. Israel+Nazi Germany!!!
    1. Deuteronomy: Genocide, War, Hate.
    2. Israel+Killology+AIPAC+C.I.A.+MOSSAD+NeoCon+ELCA!!!
    3. Sara Palin+Judith+Esther!!!
    4. Bible=Killology+Gaza-Genocid!!!
    5. Criminal christian World hepled Israel!!!
    6. America+Israel+Germany+Croatia!!!
    7. Racism=Israel!!!

    Atheist 100%

    max benser

    February 21, 2010 at 9:09 AM

  12. LISTEN YOU FUCK HEAD DSAJK 78ASDJ, WHAT THE FUCK DID U SAY ABOUT HOLY QURAN .U CUNT I,LL SENT U THEIR WHERE U MOTHER FUCKERS BELONGS TO.NEXT TIME U ABUSE HOLY QURAN I,LL MAKE SURE THAT I WILL KICK UR FUCKING ZIONIST CUNT PUSSY WITH UR MOTHER VERY BADLY.i AM A PAKISTANI AND U PEOPLE ARE TOTALLY DEFEATED PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.NEXT TIME YOU FUCK WITH ANY WORD AGAINST HOLY QURAN AND GOD, AND I,LL MAKE SURE TO FUCK UR SISTER IN YOUR HOUSE AND UR MOTHER TOO. UNDERSTAND .U FUCKING CUNT DICK SUCKERS.

    I don’t understand what you’re trying to say, Mirza.

    kdmirza

    April 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM

  13. I’m doing a project on the Gaza Strip and these pictures helped! Thank you (:

    You’re welcome, Lauren. 🙂

    Lauren

    May 3, 2010 at 11:54 AM

  14. i thought human being and animals are different..no they are not..coz in animal kingdom the strongest will always win and the weaker ones will become victim..let’s hope our future generation of mankind evolve into something of human like creatures. Let there be no more violence against another human.

    matt78

    June 3, 2010 at 7:19 PM


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