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A visual anthology of the image war for Israel-Palestine

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July 11, 2014 by IJV

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Operation Defensive Edge began on 7 July 2014.

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The context is the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
And a history of occupation and discrimination in a climate of hatred and fear.

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Following the kidnapping and murder of 3 Israelis in the West Bank and the brutal slaying of Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem, militants in Gaza have responded in the only way they seem to know how.

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Yes, we have been here before (2009, 2012).

The IDF has retaliated with the disproportionate bombardment the world has come to expect.

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Nevertheless, it is concerned about its public image.

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Despite the high-precision munitions of the IDF, Gazans suffer heavy casualties.

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The imbalance and injustice is clear to all the world.

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Yet rockets continue to be fired. Even as they mourn the loss of life, Hamas celebrate the extended range of their missiles while Israel defends its right to defend itself…

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…and condemns Palestinian tactics

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… and violence.

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The death toll in Gaza mounts while the battle for media attention wages on.

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But there are no winners, there is no justice, only bloodshed.

The UN’s calls for restraint fall on deaf ears once again as the Israeli army prepares for a ground invasion and the habitual disregard for Palestinian life continues, unabated.

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#Stopthebloodshed.

 

Images from http://www.twitter.com #GazaUnderFire #IsraelUnderFire

Text by Merav Pinchassoff.

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