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Friday, 25 July 2014

Hijos de un dios menor

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Horrible scenes from Beit Hanoun elementary school, northern Gaza strip, after Israeli shelling, blood spread everywhere: photo by Hazem Balousha, 24 July 2014

And after these things, I saw foure Angels standing on the foure corners of the Earth, holding the foure windes of the earth, that the winde should not blow on the earth, nor on the sea, nor on any tree.  


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Horrible scenes from Beit Hanoun elementary school, northern Gaza strip, after Israeli shelling, blood spread everywhere: photo by Hazem Balousha, 24 July 2014
 
And I saw another Angel ascending from the East, hauing the seale of the liuing God: and he cried with a loud voice to the foure Angels to whom it was giuen to hurt the earth and the Sea,  


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Horrible scenes from Beit Hanoun elementary school, northern Gaza strip, after Israeli shelling, blood spread everywhere: photo by Hazem Balousha, 24 July 2014

Saying, Hurt not the earth, neither the sea, nor the trees, till wee haue sealed the seruants of our God in their foreheads. 




A Palestinian man cries over the body of his son who died when a UN school for refugees was, according to medics, hit by an Israeli tank shell in the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip, 24 July 2014: photo by Oliver Weiken / EPA, 24 July 2014

And I heard the number of them which were sealed: and there were sealed an hundreth and fourty and foure thousand, of all the tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 7 (KJV 1611)


Israel-Gaza conflict


A Palestinian helps his son who got injured when a UN school for refugees was allegedly hit by an Israeli tank shell in the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Gaza Strip: photo by Oliver Weiken / EPA, 24 July 2014


Leibniz
saw
the whole
world
as a
collection
of beings
called monads
whose
activity
consisted in
the perception
of
one another
on the
basis
of a
pre-established
harmony
laid down
by God

.

The only

people
who will
escape
will be
those
who have
the
seal
of God
on their
 
foreheads

TC: from Smack, 1972



Israel-Gaza conflict

A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, into the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014


Israeli strike on Gaza school kills 15 and leaves 200 wounded


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Scene, including sheep, inside Beit Hanoun UNRWA school after Israeli tank shells fell
: photo by William Booth, 24 July 2014
   

UN condemns shelling of UNRWA school, saying it asked IDF for time to evacuate civilians, which was not given


Peter Beaumont in Beit Hanoun, The Guardian, Thursday 24 July 2014 15.43 EDT


International scrutiny of Israel's assault on the Gaza Strip intensified on Thursday when more than 15 Palestinians were killed and 200 injured in a strike on a UN school in northern Gaza crowded with hundreds of displaced civilians. Most of the injured were women and children. Among the dead were a mother and her one-year-old baby. UN staff had been attempting to organise the school's evacuation when the attack took place.


Palestinian medics treat a child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, at the emergenc...

Palestinian medics treat a child wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, in the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014

Ban Ki Moon, secretary general of the UN, condemned the attack, which came hours after the agency had warned that Israel's actions in the Palestinian enclave could constitute war crimes. "Today's attack underscores the imperative for the killing to stop and to stop now," Ban said.


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A Palestinian man grieves over the death of relatives at the morgue of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya on Thursday, July 24, 2014, after a UN school in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip was hit by  Israeli shelling: photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP, 24 July 2014

The Israeli military first claimed, in a text sent to journalists, that the school could have been hit by Hamas missiles that fell short. Later, a series of tweets from the Israel Defence Forces appeared to confirm the deaths were the result of an Israeli strike.




I just can’t get over what I have just witnessed at the Kamal Odwan hospital in Gaza [after the Israeli attack at the UN school] -- so many injured children
: photo via Daniel Rivers, 24 July 2014

"Today Hamas continued firing from Beit Hanoun. The IDF responded by targeting the source of the fire."


Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas milita...

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border on Thursday: photo by Dusan Vranic / AP, 24 July 2014

"Last night, we told Red Cross to evacuate civilians from UNRWA's shelter in Beit Hanoun btw 10 am and 2pm. UNRWA & Red Cross got the message. Hamas prevented civilians from evacuating the area during the window that we gave them."


Palestinian girl, who medics said was wounded in Israeli shelling at a UN-run school, July 24: photo by Mohammed Salem / Reuters, 24 July 2014

Chris Gunness, spokesman for the United Nations Relief and Works agency, said there had earlier been "firing around the compound" and his organisation had asked the Israeli army for time to evacuate civilians. "We spent much of the day trying to negotiate or to coordinate a window so that civilians, including our staff, could leave. That was never granted … and the consequences of that appear to be tragic." Gunness said the Israeli military were supplied with coordinates of UN schools where those displaced were sheltering. UN sources told the Guardian a call was placed to the Israeli military at 10.55am requesting permission to evacuate but their call was not returned.




Grieving children at Beit Hanoun elementary school, northern Gaza strip: photo by Hazem Balousha, 24 July 2014

The deaths in Beit Hanoun raised the overall Palestinian death toll in the conflict that began on 8 July to at least 751. Israel has lost 32 soldiers -- all since 17 July, when it widened its air campaign into a full-scale ground operation -- and three civilians.



I will never forget the utter shock on these kids' faces -- they thought they were safe in a UN school: photo via Daniel Rivers, 24 July 2014

Hours after the attack, a trail of bloody footprints could be seen crossing a deserted playground littered with abandoned possessions. There were pools of blood both inside and outside the school building; more blood splashed over wooden school desks.


Palestinian children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, lay on the floor of an eme...

Palestinian children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, lay on the floor of the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014

The Israeli military, which said it was "reviewing the incident", claimed the incident had occurred during "heavy combat" in the area and accused "terrorists" of "using civilian infrastructure and international symbols as human shields".


Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as...

Israeli soldiers work on a tank near the Israel and Gaza border, Thursday 24 July 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday: photo by Dusan Vranic / AP, 24 July 2014

Although missiles belonging to Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups in Gaza do sometimes fall short, there was no visible evidence of debris from broken Palestinian rockets in the school. The injuries and the number of fatalities were consistent with a powerful explosion that sent shrapnel tearing through the air, in some cases causing traumatic amputations.


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Children are seen in distress as they are treated in a local hospital after the UN school attack
: photo by ITV News. July 24, 2014

The surrounding neighbourhood bore evidence of multiple Israeli attacks, including smoke from numerous artillery rounds and air strikes. One building was entirely engulfed by flames.



 Thought I’d share this photo from today’s harrowing scenes. Three to a stretcher, the innocent victims of the UN school attack: photo via Daniel Rivers, 24 July 2014


Thursday's assault on the school -- one of the grimmest incidents of the war -- occurred at about 2.50pm as the playground was crowded with families waiting to be ferried to safety. According to survivors, one shell landed in the schoolyard followed by several more rounds that hit the upper stories of the building.


A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, towards the e...

A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, towards the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014

Most of the wounded were moved initially to a local hospital where terrified women and children clung to each other, waiting for news of relatives. A shell exploded about 50 metres from the hospital building as they waited.


A Palestinian youth carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, into the em...

A Palestinian man carries a child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, towards the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tanks and warplanes bombarded the Gaza Strip on Thursday, as Hamas milita...

Israeli tanks move near the Israel and Gaza border on Thursday: photo by Dusan Vranic / AP, 24 July 2014

Nour Hamid, 17, was hoping for news of her sister. As she attempted to comfort her terrified nephew, she said: "We were packing up to leave when the attack happened. We were standing outside when they started hitting us, some of the women holding their babies. My sister-in-law was one of the injured. There were bodies everywhere, most of them women and children."


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A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo byLefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014

Laila al-Shinbari told Reuters: "All of us sat in one place when suddenly four shells landed on our heads … Bodies were on the ground, [there was] blood and screams. My son is dead and all my relatives are wounded including my other kids."


UN-run school in Gaza shelled, 15 lives claimed
 
The body of Ali al-Shibari, a 10-year-old Palestinian child who was killed after a UN school in the northern Beit Hanun district of the Gaza Strip was hit by an Israeli shell, lies wrapped in shrouds at the morgue of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya on July 24, 2014
: photo by Mahmud Hams / AFP, 24 July 2014


Sabah Kafarna, 35, had also been sheltering at the school. "At about 11.30 someone from the municipality came to tell us that we were going to be moved because it was too dangerous. But the buses didn't come. That's why [there were] so many people all outside when the shells landed," she said. "The shells came one after the other. I was inside by the windows when they smashed."


A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

A Palestinian child, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014


Ayman Hamdan, medical director at Beit Hanoun hospital, told the Guardian that medical staff were treating multiple shrapnel injuries and damage to internal organs. "Some of the bodies were blown apart. Such a massacre requires more than one hospital to deal with it," she said.




A relative of two-year old Lamar Radiya holds her body at the morgue of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia: photo by Marco Longari / AFP,, 24 July 2014

The dead were ferried along with the most seriously injured in a fleet of ambulances to the relative safety of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahia. Frantic relatives crowded the morgue looking for loved ones. The hospital's emergency room was plunged into chaos as doctors struggled to cope with the influx.



A Palestinian medic at the Kamal Adwan hospital holds two children wounded in Thursday’s shelling the Israeli attack on the U.N. school in Beit Hanoun: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis,/ AP, 24 July 2014

One father, his white singlet stained with blood, sat on the floor cradling the body of his injured daughter as another relative held a drip above her. Two more children were brought in -- one girl injured by shrapnel, and another body whose torso was covered in blood.



Palestinian children, wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun, in the northern Gaza Strip, lay on the floor of the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Israeli tank shells hit the compound, killing more than a dozen people and wounding dozens more who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside. Gaza health official Ashraf al-Kidra says the dead and injured in the school compound were among hundreds of people seeking shelter from heavy fighting in the area: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis / AP, 24 July 2014
 
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A six-month-old baby boy is treated for shrapnel wounds after the UN school attack: photo by Sean Swan / ITV News, 24 July 2014

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Five-year-old Yacov Shimbari lies in shock after the UN school attack: photo by Jonathan Wald / ITV News. July 24, 2014

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Casualties are lying all over the hospital after the UN school attack: photo by Jonathan Wald / ITV News. July 24, 2014


 Palestinian girl who lost a relative in an attack on a U.N. school in Gaza on Thursday cries at a hospital in Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza Strip: photo by Adel Hana / AP, 24 July 2014


A mother comforts her daughter at a hospital in Jabaliya after Israeli shelling hit a U.N-run school sheltering Palestinian refugees: photo by Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters, 24 July 2014


A Palestinian man cries in the morgue of Kamal Adwan hospital after identifying the body of a relative killed in an Israeli strike: Lefteris Pitarakis / AP. 24 July 2014


A mother comforts her child in a hospital a few hundred yards from the U.N. school hit by Israeli shelling: photo by Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters, 24 July 2014



A relative of a victim of the Israeli shelling at a UN school mourns at a hospital in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip: photo by Finbarr O’Reilly / Reuters, 24 July 20144


Relatives of Palestinians killed by the Israeli strike at a UN school mourn outside a hospital morgue in the northern Gaza Strip: photo by Mohammed Salem / Reuters, 24 July 2014


A Palestinian child cries at the emergency room of the Kamal Adwan hospital in Beit Lahiya, after being wounded in the Israeli attack on the U.N. school in Beit Hanoun: photo by Lefteris Pitarakis,/ AP, 24 July 2014


A Palestinian boy, whom medics said was wounded in the U.N school attack, crouches at a hospital in the northern Gaza Strip: photo by Mohamed Salem / Reuters, 24 July 2014 

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A Palestinian man carries a baby after being evacuated from a UN-run school that was hit by Israeli shelling
: photo by Reuters, 24 July 2014


Worried Palestinians wait outside a hospital ward where a wounded girl is being treated

Worried Palestinians wait outside a hospital ward where a wounded girl is being treated: photo by Reuters, 24 July 2014

A man holds a girl, whom medics said was injured in the Israeli shelling of the school

A man holds a girl, whom medics said was injured in the Israeli shelling of the school: photo by Reuters, 24 July 2014

A boy who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun arrives at the al-Shifa hospital

A boy who was wounded in an Israeli strike on a compound housing a UN school in Beit Hanoun arrives at the al-Shifa hospital: photo by AFP, 24 July 2014

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in Beit Hanoun after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell

A trail of blood is seen in the courtyard of a UN School in Beit Hanoun after it was hit by an Israeli tank shell: photo by AFP, 24 July 2014

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

And then the Alien turned toward Zanna

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Cancelled Air France Flight 1320 to Tel Aviv: photo by AP, 22 July 2014

8:25 P.M: Air France indefinitely suspends flights to Israel. -- Reuters, 22 July 2014

Israeli air strikes and gun battles with Hamas shatter Gaza frontline village

Less than two miles from Israeli border Zanna residents mourn the dead and dig out bodies from homes reduced to rubble
Peter Beaumont in Zanna, southern Khan Younis, Gaza, Wednesday 23 July 2014 14.28 EDT

A short while after the Israeli tanks pulled back from Gaza's frontline village of Zanna on Wednesday morning, residents returned to dig out the dead buried within the rubble of their homes, rescue their surviving livestock and see if their houses were still standing.

The village is the scene of some of the heaviest ground fighting of the 16-day conflict and marks the deepest point penetrated by Israeli armour and infantry. It has been too dangerous a place to enter for more than seven days.

In the first stage of the conflict, the village was pummelled with Israeli shelling and air strikes. More recently, it provided a theatre for fierce gun battles between Hamas and Israeli fighters.



A woman in Zanna is overcome by the destruction in the village following heavy tank fire and air strikes over almost a week: photo by Harald Henden/VG, 23 July 2014

As the tanks rolled back on Wednesday, bringing respite from the shells, drone strikes, machine-gun fire and missiles, families cautiously returned home.

The Israeli tanks, residents warned sharply, might have pulled back for now but they were still only 700 metres away, hidden in the trees of the farmland. Israeli shells still boomed nearby. They advised not to remain for long.

Zanna, a rural community on the eastern outskirts of Khan Younis, is less than two miles from Gaza's southern border with Israel.


Destruction in the village of Zanna, eastern Khan Younis, seen after Israeli tanks pulled out in the morning following a night of intense bombardment: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014

The numbers of people killed and injured there are still unknown. In the nearby village of Khuzaar hundreds remained trapped on Wednesday.

Zanna's streets bore testament to the violence that has engulfed it. One resident, Islam Abu Jamaa, picked her way among the fallen cables, rubble and shell casings. A young woman covered with a white headscarf, she halted only for a moment to answer questions before bursting into frightened tears. "I went to see if my house had been damaged," she explained. "But I could not see it. It is gone. It has completely vanished!"

As she hurried off in the direction of Khan Younis, less than a mile or so back along the main road to safety, a man passed struggling with a rescued sheep cradled in his arms.






A villager attempts to rescue a sheep during Israel attack on frontline area of Zanna (Khan Younis), two miles from the border with Israel: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014

Eight Hamas militants were killed, according to a Palestinian health official, in the fierce battles in and around Zanna, where, on Tuesday night, militants deployed rocket propelled grenades and machine guns against Israeli troops, reportedly killing one Israeli soldier.

Aziza Msabah described the battle to the Associated Press: "The airplanes and air strikes all around us." Bombs and shells were hitting the houses, "which are collapsing upon us".
The Guardian came across a scene that supported Msabah's account during a visit to the battle site Wednesday morning. Scarcely a building had escaped damage. Water storage tanks had been shot at from the roofs, and the streets were pock-marked with mortar detonations.




Destruction in the village of Zanna, eastern Khan Younis, seen after Israeli tanks pulled out in the morning following a night of intense bombardment: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014

One house had been reduced to a group of concrete pillars. Others had been left as little more than gutted shells, some were now just piles of shattered concrete.

In the village a piece of abandoned Israeli military equipment lay beached and abandoned in the middle of a road; a small towed-carrier of some sort, perhaps for ammunition, its tyres had been shot out.

A man dressed in black and holding a walkie-talkie –- a Hamas fighter it seemed -– stepped in front of the marooned vehicle to prevent pictures being taken. Several other men emerged from the battle-scarred buildings, some dirty with dust and, although not visibly armed, quick to shield their faces from the cameras.



Remnant of Israeli shell lies on the ground in the shattered village of Zanna, eastern Khan Younis, seen after Israeli tanks pulled out in the morning following a night of intense bombardment: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014

During this ground war, villages like Zanna, in farmland close to the border, have been at the centre of the heaviest fighting. These are places which journalists, by and large, have been unable to reach and which people, trapped by the relentless fighting, have been unable to flee from.

A statement released by the Israeli military later confirmed that, in the past two days, "violent combat" took place on the eastern edges of Khan Younis.

"Our forces penetrated a number of neighbourhoods of Khan Younis and the surrounding villages in order to destroy arms caches used to attack our soldiers and rocket stockpiles used in the preceding days to fire at Israel.



Destruction in the village of Zanna, eastern Khan Younis, seen after Israeli tanks pulled out in the morning following a night of intense bombardment: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014


"A unit of Israeli paratroopers was also active searching in Khan Younis and the surrounding area the previous night for tunnel entrances."

The statement added that soldiers had come under fire from rocket-propelled grenades fired from a mosque, injuring several of their number including a sergeant, Eviatar Turgeman, who later died from his wounds. Residents added that the assault involved Israeli tanks, bulldozers and mortar teams.

The physical evidence suggests that fighters from Hamas and other armed Palestinian groups took up positions in the village houses, the walls of which have been smashed and perforated by heavy cannon fire.




A boy stands in the ruins of the shattered frontline village of Zanna (Khan Younis), two miles from the border with Israel, after massive Israeli bombardment
: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014


Most of those living in the village are members of the extended Abu Jamaa family -– 28 of whom were killed at the weekend in a single air strike at the height of the assault.

Mohammad Abu Jamaa examined one of the ruined houses. The Israeli tanks came to the open area near the border first, he said, before rolling into Zanna.

"This is the first time in seven days we have been able to come back to our houses. Those in the centre are all destroyed or damaged" he said. "I am a farmer. I keep chickens. When I heard the tanks had left, I rushed here to water them because they have not been watered for four days. But half of them are dead."



A man stands in the ruins of the shattered frontline village of Zanna (Khan Younis), two miles from the border with Israel, after massive Israeli bombardment
: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014


In the neighbouring area of Abassan Jadeed, a few hundred people gathered at a dusty cemetery to bury four bodies dug out of rubble earlier in the day -- among them was 
Khalil Abu Jamaa, who was aged 75.

In the crowd of mourners was a thin middle-aged man in a black robe who would only give a nickname for himself -- Abu Mohammad.

He said: "I left on the first day [of the assault]. I left just wearing what I am wearing today. I was in my home when a shell landed next to us. We decided to leave and when we were walking out we heard the bullets coming past us. We were only civilians. I did not see any fighters ..."




The shattered frontline village of Zanna (Khan Younis), two miles from the border with Israel, after massive Israeli bombardment
: photo by Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014


Hearing this account, a young man standing in the crowd exploded with rage. Fellow mourners were forced to intervene to prevent a physical fight.

"Of course there were fighters there! They were protecting the people!" the younger man shouted in fury before being hustled away.

As the Guardian left, five more human bodies were discovered amid the rubble of Zanna. They, perhaps, will not be the last to be dug out of the ruins of these Gaza villages.



Palestinian photojournalist Hazem Balousha in Gaza; Balousha holds a BA in Journalism, an MA in International Relations, and contributes to many news outlets including the Guardian and DW Arabic: photographer unknown via Hazem Balousha, 23 July 2014



Mock coffins are readied in the West Bank city of Ramallah for a 22 July protest in solidarity with Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in the Gaza Strip
: photo by
Shadi Hatem / APA images, 22 July 2014