A young Palestinian man stands in his bedroom which was hit by an Israeli tank shell backdropped by destroyed houses during a short period of ceasefire in Shuja’iyya neighbourhood in east Gaza City on July 26, 2014. (Oliver Weiken/EPA)
GAZA .. Al-Shujayya neighborhood BEFORE and AFTER the Israeli assault #massive_destruction #quake
Special Series: Shujayea - Massacre At Dawn
With English subtitles..
Finding a bird surprisingly alive in the midst of a destroyed home, a Palestinian man evacuates the house in panic following an Israeli rocket attack which have claimed the lives of 1030 Palestinians in Gaza so far.
“And We love life, if we find a way to it” - Mahmoud Darwish
Pro-Palestine activists hold a die-in against Israeli bank in NYC
July 26, 2014
Yesterday, about 200 people marched from the NY Public Library, through the streets of midtown, and ended up at the IDB Bank. IDB is an Israeli Bank that directly funds the occupation of Palestine, 20% owned by the State of Israel. Several activists participated in an act of civil disobedience by throwing fake blood on the windows of IDB, and then staging a sit-in on the sidewalk until they were arrested by police officers.
Today marked a brief lull in the violence as Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12 hour ceasefire. A Palestinian official says more than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began. The break in fighting was an occasion for Gazans to survey the damage and get to banks and grocery stores.
Washington Post correspondent William Booth has been covering the new conflagration between Israel and Gaza, and his Twitter feed has the photos to prove it. Here’s a selection of the photos he took during the brief cease-fire.
A photo worth a thousand words...