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Israeli - Palestinian conflict through photos (pictures are worth a thousand words)

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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:20 PM
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A while back, I started a thread titled, "Israeli - Palestinian conflict by the numbers (The numbers don't lie)". Since then, I've realized that many people think with the right side of the brain, as opposed to the left. For this reason, I decided to create a thread for those right-brainers and anyone else who may get a better picture of the situation by visualization, instead of raw data.

As in the other thread, I will try to be as objective as possible and include photos that depict both sides of the conflict. With each photo, I will include the context and background for each photo directly under the photo, though I will only provide the sources for the pics at the bottom of the thread.

My intentions for this thread, are to give people an idea of what's going on because regardless of what country you call home, this conflict probably invloves you, particularly Americans, Palestinians and Israelis. The MSM won't report on this issue, at least in context and they certainly won't give you the whole picture. I intend to do just that.

WARNING!!!
Many of these pictures are very graphic with pictures of dead bodies, to include dead children.

Without further adieu, I give you the Israeli - Palestinian conflict through photos.

Attacks on Israelis by Palestinians:



July 2, 2008 - Scene of attack on Jaffa Street, Jerusalem. A Palestinian bulldozer driver rammed into cars along the street, killing three persons.


May 12, 2008 - Paramedics remove a body of an Israeli civilian killed in Moshav Yesha, southern Israel, by Palestinian rocket-fire.


May 19, 2007 - An Israeli police officer extinguishes a car that went up in flames after a Qassam rocket attack in city of Sderot, southern Israel.


November 25, 2006 - Members of an Israeli family survey their damaged house following a Qassam rocket attack in the city of Sderot, southern Israel.


April 17, 2006 - Israeli medical personnel help wounded civilians following a suicide attack at Tel Aviv's old central bus station, 17 April 2006.


October 26, 2005 - Israeli rescue workers collect bodies from the scene of the suicide bombing in Hadera, 26 October 2005.
Photo credit: Ronen Zvulun, © Reuters


August 19, 2003 - Israeli rescue workers recover bodies from the wreckage of a destroyed bus following an explosion in Jerusalem on August 19, 2003. A Palestinian suicide bombing blew apart a bus, killing 23 people and wounding about 80.
Photo credit: Haim Zach, © Reuters


September 9, 2003 - Bodies lie on stretchers next to an ambulance at the scene of a bombing outside the Tzrifin army base near Tel Aviv on September 9, 2003.
Photo credit: Eliu, © Reuters


November 21, 2002 - The covered bodies of victims of a suicide bombing, lined up at the side of the road. A Palestinian suicide bomber killed 11 people on November 21, 2002 when he blew himself up on a crowded bus during the morning rush hour in Jerusalem.
Photo credit: Gil Cohen Magen, © Reuters


March 28, 2002 - A photographer photographing the destruction at the Park Hotel in Netanya, after a Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up during a Passover seder, killing 28 people and wounding around 140.
Photo credit: Laszlo Balogh, © Reuters


Settler Violence:







June 8, 2008 - Settlers attack the Nawaj'ah family near Susiya, 8 June 2008.
Photo credit: Muna a-Nawaj'ah, "Shooting Back" B'Tselem


October 16, 2008 - Settlers attacked the vehicle of Hamdallah 'Afaneh, from 'Azmut, during the olive harvest, 16 October 2008.
Photo credit: Salma a-Dib’i, B'Tselem


July 28, 2002 - Settlers throw stones at Palestinian homes in Hebron, as soldiers stand idly by.
Photo credit: Gil Cohen Magen, © Reuters


July 6, 2008 - An olive tree burned in a fire apparently set by settlers on village lands adjacent to the Yitzhar settlement, Nablus District, after the police demolished two structures in the settlement, 19 June 2008.
Photo credit: Noam Preiss, B'Tselem


June 19, 2008 - Fires, apparently set by settlers, on land of Burin Village, Nablus District, 19 June 2008.
Photo credit: Salma a-Dib’i, B'Tselem


June 11, 2008 - Tamam a-Nawaj'ah, from Susiya, who was assaulted by settlers on 8 June 2008.
Photo credit: Sarit Michaeli, B'Tselem


May 3, 2008 - Settlers and soldiers assaulted Ribhi 'Asayiri, who came to put out a fire started by settlers in 'Asira al-Qibliya on 3 May 2008.
Photo credit: Salma a-Dib’i, B'Tselem


March 17, 2008 - Car damaged by right-wing activists in Jabel Mukaber, East Jerusalem, 16 March 2008.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


March 9, 2008 - Dr. Siham Thabet was riding in a car near the Gilad Farm outpost when a settler assaulted her, 7 March 2008.
Photo credit: Abd el-Karim a-Sadi, B'Tselem




December 6, 2007 - Settlers cut some thirty olive trees near Susiya, 5 December 2007.
Photo credit: Oren Yakabovich, B'Tselem


August 17, 2005 - Israeli medics rush an injured Palestinian into Hadassah Hospital, Ein Kerem, in Jerusalem. The man was injured by a settler in the Shiloh settlement, who killed four Palestinian workers in the attack.
Photo credit: Haim Zach, © Reuters


March 23, 2006 - Sanaa Nawaj'a, from Susia, southern Hebron hills. On 13 March 2006, Israeli settlers attacked her and her mother-in-law with stones, and beat her husband.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


July 30, 2005 - Adib Abu Sneineh, an electrician. On 14 July 2005, Israeli soldiers and a settler beat him and his colleague, while they were working on a Street in Hebron. The two were detained for nine hours at and taken to the police station for interrogation.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


June 30, 2005 - Muhammad Sharif, 10, from Hebron. On 26 June 2005, while selling sweets at a-Shahala Street, he was harassed by settlers, who seriously inujured a bystander who tried to defend him.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


June 30, 2005 - Fares al-Batash, 28, from Hebron. On 26 June 2005, while defending a child selling sweets on a-Shahala Street from harrassment by Israeli settlers, he was badly beaten by the settlers, requiring hospital treatment.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


June 20, 2005 - Mizhara Jabber, 75, in her olive grove in Hebron. On 18 June 2005, a group of settlers vandalized the grove, cutting down five old olive trees. Jabber's son filed a complaint with police that night, but they did not arrive at the site until the next day.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


December 13, 2004 - Children at the opening of a cave used as a residence in Khirbet a-Tuba, in South Mt. Hebron. The IDF is attempting to evacuate the caves' residents from their villages.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


September 30, 2004 - Maryam Jundiya, 8 years old. Foreign volunteers escorted a group of children from Khirbet a-Tuba to school in a-Tuwani, in the southern West Bank. Settlers from Maon attacked them, and Maryam was hit in the head.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


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August 1, 2008 - Hadil Ma'ali, 6, was injured by a rock thrown by a settler at her family's car near the Yitzhar settlement on 1 August 2008. Her mother, who was six months' pregnant, was also injured by the rock.
Photo credit: Najib Abu Rokayah, B'Tselem


January 21, 2002 - Cars of Palestinian farmers which were burnt by settlers during the olive harvest near Ramallah, in October 2002.
Photo credit: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem


June 6, 2001 - Settlers attack a Palestinian in Hebron in plain view of an IDF soldier.
Photo credit: Nayef Hashlamoun, © Reuters


October 11, 2000 - Settlers throw stones at Palestinians outside Nablus as soldiers stand by.
Photo credit: Jim Hollander, © Reuters


November 8, 1993 - An Israeli soldier watches settlers burn tires and block a road to Arab villages near the settlement of Elqana. Settlers shot and injured 2 Palestinians and halted traffic for 3 hours in protest of the Palestinian attack on Rabbi Druckman, Nov. 1993.
Photo credit: Sven Nackstrand, © Agence France Presse


October 29, 1993 - A Palestinian car in flames after having been set on fire by settlers on the Ramallah-Nablus Road, opposite the settlement of Beit El in 1993.


March 15, 1993 - Settlers burning tires along the Jerusalem-Nablus Road, March 1993.


May 4, 1990 - A man points to a glass door broken in attacks by settlers in the village of Al-Janiya near Ramallah, May 1990.
Photo credit: Bassem Eid, B'Tselem


Hebron market after a settler riot in June 1995.
Photo credit: Zoom 77


Settlers in Hebron aiming their weapons at Palestinians as soldiers look on.
Photo credit: © Associated Press


Use of Weapons:




August 21, 2008 - Fisherman 'Abd al-Karim a-Nahal. On 16 Aug. ’08, while fishing off the Gaza coast, he was taken by Israeli navy soldiers to Ashdod Port, interrogated and later returned, dressed in a uniform, to Erez Crossing. His boat, left at sea, was lost.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


May 12, 2008 - The destroyed jeep of the journalist Fadel Shana'ah, who was killed by an Israeli army shelling in the Gaza Strip, 16 April 2008.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


May 10, 2008 - The witness Samira a-Daraghmeh, 13, whose mother was killed when the door of their house was blown up, 'Abasan al-Jadida, Khan Yunis, 7 May 2008.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


May 10, 2008 - Door of the house of Wafa a-Daraghmeh, who was killed when soldiers blew up the door, 'Abasan al-Jadida, Khan Yunis, 7 May 2008.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


March 7, 2008 - Adalah a-Ta'mari from Bethlehem whose house the Israeli army destroyed in an attempt to force the family to hand over her husband, who was wanted by Israel, 7 March 2008.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


March 6, 2008 - The ambulance in which paramedic Mahmoud Zaqut was riding on 1 March 2008, when he was killed while trying to evacuate wounded persons from Jabel al-Kashef, east of Jabalya. Zaqut was killed by a missile fired from an Israeli military helicopter.
Photo credit: Khaled 'Azayzeh, B'Tselem


March 3, 2008 - Entry to the al-Bura's home. Their only son, Muhammad, who was 6 months old, was killed when their house was hit during the Israeli army's shelling of the Interior Ministry building in Gaza City on 27 February 2008.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


March 1, 2008 - A paramedic carries a girl after an Israeli missile struck a house in Gaza
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


June 28, 2006 - A bridge in the Gaza Strip that was destroyed by IDF air force missile fire.
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


June 13, 2006 - Palestinian medics wheel an injured child on a stretcher following an Israeli missile strike on a vehicle in Gaza City.
Photo credit: Ahmad Jadallah, © Reuters


April 11, 2006 - House of the Ghiben family, in Beit Lahiya, in the northern Gaza Strip. A shell fired by the Israeli army struck the house, killing Hadil Ghiben, 7, and wounding eleven persons, nine of them children.
Photo credit: Zaki Kheil, B'Tselem


April 10, 2006 - Palestinians carry two wounded Palestinian babies after Israeli artillery hit their house in the northern Gaza Strip, 10 April 2006.
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:23 PM
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September 25, 2005 - Al-Arkam School, in Gaza City, which was bombed by the Israeli air force in 25 September 2005.
Photo credit: Zaki Kheil, B'Tselem


May 17, 2005 - An Israeli soldier fires at demonstrators in Dura, Hebron District, using a Palestinian youth, Fadi a-Sharha, 16, as a human shield.
Photo credit: Nayef Hashlamoun, © Reuters


September 16, 2004 - Mohammad 'Abed Rabbo, who lost his right eye as a result of a gunshot injury.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


August 22, 2003 - An Israeli soldier points his assault rifle during IDF operations in Nablus, August 21, 2003.
Photo credit: Gil Cohen Magen, © Reuters


June 24, 2003 - An Israeli soldier patrols a deserted street during a curfew in Hebron June 24, 2003.
Photo credit: Nati Shohat, © Reuters


August 31, 2002 - Children at the site where a car was hit by IDF helicopter missile-fire, killing five.
Photo credit: Said Dahleh, © Reuters


July 5, 2002 - Israeli soldiers patroling during curfew in Deheishe refugee camp, outside of Bethlehem.
Photo credit: Magnus Johansson, © Reuters


April 24, 2002 - Israeli soldiers take position in front of a tank during a patrol of the old city in Bethlehem, as part of Operation Defensive Shield.
Photo credit: Laszlo Balogh, © Reuters


April 3, 2002 - A Palestinian boy leaves his damaged house in Jenin refugee camp, during the IDF's Operation Defensive Shield, April 2002.
Photo credit: Goran Tomasevic, © Reuters


March 8, 2002 - Bullet holes in an ambulance fired at by the IDF in Tulkarm, in the West Bank.
Photo credit: Omar Qusini, © Reuters


June 7, 2001 - An Israeli soldier points his rifle at a Palestinian man and boy.
Photo credit: Nayef Hashlamoun


IDF tank fire killed Khalil al-Mughrabi, age 11, and injured two of his friends, ages 10 and 12, while they played soccer in Rafah on July 7th, 2001. Despite internal documents showing the contrary, the IDF said no investigation was warranted.
Photo credit: Family photo


Flechette darts, thousands of which are released when flechette shells explode. Since the beginning of the al-Aqsa intifada, the IDF has used flechettes in the Gaza Strip, killing at least nine Palestinians.
Photo credit: B'Tselem


A rubber-coated bullet. Such bullets are frequently used by the Israeli security forces to disperse demonstrations in the Occupied Territories.
Photo credit: B'Tselem


IDF tanks on the streets of Nablus.
Photo credit: © Reuters


Restrictions on Movement:




June 9, 2008 - Obstructions placed by the Israeli army along Route 60, from the Dura al-Fawwar intersection to a-Dhahiriya.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


June 8, 2008 - Almog/Beit Ha'arava Checkpoint. The photo, taken several days after the army announced the checkpoint had been removed, shows a Palestinian vehicle detained by the wayside while Israeli cars pass through the checkpoint. Photo: Firas 'Alami, ACRI.
Photo credit: Firas Alami, ACRI


April 13, 2008 - The blocked road linking 'Izbat a-Tabib and the northern entrance to 'Azzun Village, Qalqiliya District.
Photo credit: Raaed Moqdi, B'Tselem


April 13, 2008 - The blocked northern exit from Jama'in Village and Route 5.
Photo credit: Raaed Moqdi, B'Tselem


February 1, 2008 - Children from the village of Nu'man, near Jerusalem, against the background of the checkpoint they have to cross daily on their way to and from school. Photo: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem, 12 February 2008.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


June 19, 2007 - Following the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip, wounded Gazans wait at Erez Crossing to be allowed to cross to the West Bank.
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


June 5, 2007 - Soldier checks the identity card of a Palestinian, near Nablus.
Photo credit: Oleg Popov, © Reuters


August 7, 2008 - The witness Wajdan Abu Ruk and her children, whom Israel refuses to issue permits to go from the Gaza Strip to the West Bank to live with their husband and father in Tulkarm. .
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


May 28, 2007 - External gate at Barta'a Crossing, which is operated by a private security company. Residents using the crossing report degrading and lengthy searches and use of dogs to check merchandise, including food.
Photo credit: Atef Abu A-Rob, B'Tselem


May 10, 2006 - Border police officers prevent Palestinian women from crossing the road in a-Ram, Ramallah District.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


April 25, 2006 - The western gate of the separation barrier, which separates farmers from al-Jib from their lands, and the al-Khalaila neighborhood from the rest of the village.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


December 25, 2005 - The new terminal at Qualandiya. The checkpoint is in the West Bank, a distance from the Green Line, and is surrounded with Palestinian neighborhoods and villages. Despite that, Israel treats it as a border "terminal" separating the West Bank and Israel.
Photo credit: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem


July 12, 2005 - Palestinian women and children being detained by Israeli Border Police, Shu'afat checkpoint, East Jerusalem, July 2005.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


May 22, 2005 - An olive grove at al-Aqba, a village in the West Bank, access to which was blocked by the separation barrier. Israel prohibits the owner from reaching the grove, resulting in its neglect.
Photo credit: Atef Abu A-Rob, B'Tselem


May 1, 2005 - Palestinians being detained at Jabara Checkpoint, at the entrance to Tulkarm, 1 May 2005.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


March 13, 2005 - Israeli-Arab family on their return to Israel after visiting relatives in the Gaza Strip wait to undergo security check by Israeli soldiers at Erez Crossing.
Photo credit: Nir Elias, © Reuters


February 13, 2005 - Palestinian workers line up to get checked before entering the Erez industrial zone in the Gaza Strip.
Photo credit: Ahmad Jadallah, © Reuters


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January 21, 2005 - Palestinian girl waves to her family as she waits to pass through the Rafah crossing.
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


November 12, 2004 - A concrete barrier blocking the road connecting Jerusalem and Abu Dis.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


August 6, 2004 - Palestinians wait for their relatives to cross the border between Rafah and Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah.
Photo credit: Mohammad Salem, © Reuters


July 6, 2004 - A collection of traffic tickets accumulated by a Palestinian taxi driver. A discriminatory enforcement of traffic laws deters Palestinians from using roads that also serve settlers.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


May 9, 2004 - Barbed wire fencing closing off the entrance to the market in the casbah (old city) of Hebron.
Photo credit: Yael Handelsman, B'Tselem


April 28, 2004 - A line of cars waiting at an ad-hoc roadblock on the Ramallah bypass road.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


April 28, 2004 - A detainee at an ad-hoc roadblock outside the village of Huwarra. His handcuffs were very tight and were only loosened at the request of B'Tselem staff.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


January 18, 2004 - A Palestinian woman climbs over a pile of dirt blocking the road.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


January 12, 2004 - Confiscated vehicles at the Tell checkpoint, near Nablus.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


January 11, 2004 - Awad a-Samiri's house, next to the Kissufim Road, east of Deir al-Balah in the Gaza Strip. The IDF has completely surrounded the house with barbed wire.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


December 14, 2003 - On Dec. 14, 2003 Ahmad Harb, age 2, from Jit, was sick with the flu. His mother Fida wanted to take him to the doctor in Nablus. At the Sarra checkpoint they had to walk 800 meters. The soldiers wouldn't let them pass so they had to walk back.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem




December 14, 2003 - Cars that have been confiscated by the IDF.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


December 13, 2003 - Nader Al-Qaryuti, resident of Qaryut, is a lecturer at a-Najah university in Nablus. As of Dec. 2003, it took him 2-3 hours to get to work due to the checkpoints. It used to be a half hour drive.
Photo credit: Salma a-Dib’i, B'Tselem


December 1, 2003 - A Palestinian woman who was seriously injured while crossing the roadblock at Halhoul when a big rock fell on her and broke her leg. The woman is a cancer patient and was on the way home from the hospital.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


November 28, 2003 - Children stand on the roadblock at the only entrance to Sheikh Sa'id, adjacent to East Jerusalem, preventing vehicles from entering and leaving the village. The Separation Barrier is now planned to run along this road, in effect sealing off the village.
Photo credit: Checkpoint Monitors Team, B'Tselem


November 23, 2003 - Two Palestinians who were blindfolded as punishment after they refused to clean up trash around the Huwarra checkpoint as they had been ordered by IDF soldiers.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


November 5, 2003 - Palestinians stuck at the Sarra checkpoint after the IDF declares a full closure. Most of those trying to cross the checkpoint are students from A-Najah University in Nablus who are trying to return home to villages in the area.
Photo credit: Checkpoint Monitors Team, B'Tselem


November 5, 2003 - Palestinians waiting at the Huwarra Checkpoint
Photo credit: Checkpoint Monitors Team, B'Tselem


October 25, 2003 - A boy looking at the Separation Wall which separates his home from the rest of his village Masha.
Photo credit: © Eyal Ofer


October 1, 2003 - A Palestinian shows his ID to an IDF soldier at a gate of the Separation Barrier.
Photo credit: © Eyal Ofer


October 1, 2003 - Palestinians climbing over a dirt roadblock at the Halhul checkpoint.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


October 1, 2003 - A mother waits with her child by a gate of the Separation Barrier near Umm al-Fahm for her husband to bring a pair of shoes he bought for them. The husband has an Israeli ID card but the mother and child do not.
Photo credit: Yehezkel Lein, B'Tselem


September 23, 2003 - A staff member of a Palestinian medical relief organization assisting an elderly woman crossing the Surda Checkpoint, where Palestinians must walk some 700 meters.
Photo credit: Checkpoint Monitors Team, B'Tselem


August 31, 2003 - A Palestinian bride, on the way to her wedding, passes concrete blocks set up by Israeli troops to stop Palestinian traffic at the Surda checkpoint.
Photo credit: Ammar Awad, © Reuters


August 19, 2003 - IDF soldiers prevent passage to Palestinians under the age of 35 at the Beit Furik checkpoint.
Photo credit: B'Tselem


May 31, 2003 - An Israeli Border Police officer at a Bethlehem checkpoint guards a group of Palestinian workers detained as they tried to enter Israel.
Photo credit: Magnus Johansson, © Reuters


November 16, 2002 - Palestinian Red Crescent Ambulance vandalized by the IDF.
Photo credit: PRCS


December 1, 2002 - Palestinians pass a military bulldozer at work, destroying a road in order to prevent Palestinian cars from using it.
Photo credit: Nasser Solyman


Stones placed by the IDF to block access for Palestinian vehicles to the road leading to the Tekoa settlement.
Photo credit: B'Tselem


June 13, 2001 - A Palestinian women on her way to the hospital being carried on a stretcher across a roadblock.
Photo credit: Jamil Aruni, © Agence France Presse


Female university students head home from classes, by way of Israel's Separation Barrier that cuts through their town of Abu Dis, adjacent to Jerusalem.
Photo credit: Brian Duss



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Beatings and Abuse:





September 18, 2008 - Muhammad Khawajah, 12, from Ni'lin, was arrested at his home in the middle of the night by soldiers who beat him and dragged him along the ground. During his interrogation, he was beaten and held for four days alongside adults in Ofer Prison.
Photo credit: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem


August 14, 2008 - Ihab Abu Najma, a resident of East Jerusalem, was beaten by security guards and Border Police near the prime minister's residence in West Jerusalem, 11 August 2008.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


August 14, 2008 - Ahmad Abu Jamal, a resident of East Jerusalem, was beaten by security guards and Border Police near the prime minister's residence in West Jerusalem, 11 August 2008.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


April 13, 2008 - Israeli Special Patrol Unit officers assaulted Fadi Darabi', resulting in amputation of one of his testicles, 13 April 2008, testimony no. 5450
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem



March 7, 2008 - Adalah a-Ta'mari from Bethlehem whose house the Israeli army destroyed in an attempt to force the family to hand over her husband, who was wanted by Israel, 7 March 2008.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


March 7, 2008 - Adalah a-Ta'mari from Bethlehem whose house the Israeli army destroyed in an attempt to force the family to hand over her husband, who was wanted by Israel, 7 March 2008.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


May 3, 2007 - The fisherman Ibrahim al-Qur'an, whose boat was burnt after the navy fired at it while he was fishing, 21 April 2007.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


March 22, 2007 - Yusra Sbeih, 64, resident of al-'Ubeidiyah, Bethlehem District, was assaulted and severely bitten by a dog accompanying soldiers during a search of the area. Soldiers took no action to remove the dog.
Photo credit: Suha Zeid, B'Tselem


August 28, 2006 - Taisir Zahada, 52, a physician, a resident of Tel Rumeida, Hebron. On 24 August 2006, Israeli soldiers who were stationed on his roof beat him and his family inside their home.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


August 1, 2006 - Naim Ishtiyeh, 34, from Sallem, Nablus District. On 10 July 2006, an Israeli soldier beat him with a stick near 'Asira a-Shamaliya, breaking his wrist.
Photo credit: Salma a-Dib’i, B'Tselem


April 7, 2004 - Palestinian from Yatta who was beaten by a Border Police officer at his work in Israel.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


April 29, 2004 - Allah Ahmad Ismail Taher, beaten by Border Police officers on 26 April 2004.
Photo credit: Nidal Kana’ane, B'Tselem


February 8, 2004 - Muhammad 'Attawneh after being beaten by Border Police officers who broke into a building in Jerusalem in which he and four other Palestinians from Kharas were staying while they worked in the city.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


January 19, 2004 - Razkallah al-Misri in the hospital with broken feet following a beating by Border Police officers.
Photo credit: Iyad Hadad, B'Tselem


December 28, 2003 - Nazmi a-Sheikh, beaten by soldiers at the Sarra checkpoint, receiving medical assistance from the Red Crescent on December 28, 2003.
Photo credit: Eliezer Moav, B'Tselem


January 7, 2003 - Ziyad a-Shaloudi, age 15, who was beaten after trying to prevent a soldier from touching his sister-in-law. He was then held for nine days and indicted for assaulting a soldier.
Photo credit: Nayef Hashlamoun, © Reuters


June 10, 2002 - Israeli border policemen kick and punch a Palestinian protestor who, along with other Palestinian citizens, attempted to prevent construction on Palestinian owned land in East Jerusalem.
Photo credit: Yannis Behrakis, © Reuters


Jihad Halahleh, one of five Palestinian workers beaten by Border Police Officers in East Jerusalem on 8 February 2004.
Photo credit: Musa Abu Hashhash, B'Tselem


Home Demolitions:




July 13, 2008 - Structure scheduled for demolition in 'Arab a-Ramadin al-Janubi, Qalqiliya District. The village is imprisoned between the Separation Barrier and Israel, and is separated from grazing land vital for the livelihood of its residents.
Photo credit: Raaed Moqdi, B'Tselem



November 7, 2006 - Damage to infrastructure in Beit Hanun, the Gaza Strip, caused by the army during its incursion in November 2006.
Photo credit: Zaki Kheil, B'Tselem


October 15, 2006 - The Abu Mteir family home, in Rafah, the southern Gaza Strip. The house was damaged when the Israeli army bombed an adjacent house it claimed was used to store weapons.
Photo credit: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem


August 1, 2005 - Demolision of the Shkirat family's house in Jabel al-Mukaber, East Jerusalem. The house was demolished, on 1 August 2005, on the grounds that it was built without a permit.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


July 12, 2005 - A child from the Hanfiyeh family standing among the ruins of her family's house. The house was demolished on 12 July 2005 for being built without a permit.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


July 12, 2005 - Members of the Hanfiyeh family, whose house, in the Bustan neighborhood of al-Issawiyya, was demolished on 12 July 2005, on grounds that it was built without a permit.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem




May 18, 2005 - Hakmeh al-Muher, 68, from Ti’anik, Jenin District, lives in a tent she received from the Red Cross after the Civil Administration, despite a temporary stay of execution ordered by the court, destroyed her shack, claiming it was built without a permit.
Photo credit: Atef Abu A-Rob, B'Tselem


November 30, 2004 - The Krishan family standing on the rubble of their demolished home in Anata.
Photo credit: Kareem Jubran, B'Tselem


September 13, 2004 - Bassam al-Bakri standing on The rubble of his home and the remains of the coop in which the family raised pigeons in Jabalya refugee camp, in the Gaza Strip.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


August 8, 2004 - Khamis al-Majdalawi from Beit Hanun, Gaza Strip, near the ruins of his house. The house was demolished on 5 July 2004. Soldiers confined his family to one small room for three days before the demolition.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


June 17, 2004 - Children play in the rubble of Salman Heji's demolished house, destroyed on 12 May 2004, in the a-Zeitun neighborhood of Gaza City.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


June 15, 2004 - A Palestinian boy retrieves household items after the Israeli army blew up the house of wanted Islamic Jihad member Thaer Ahmed Hassan on June 15, 2004, accused of being involved in shooting attacks on Jewish settlements around Bethlehem.
Photo credit: Magnus Johansson, © Reuters



Continued Below...

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posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:28 PM
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...Continued from Top


February 4, 2004 - Children standing on the rubble of their home which was demolished to build the Separation Barrier in Jerusalem.
Photo credit: Yehezkel Lein, B'Tselem


January 25, 2003 - A Palestinian family searches for their belongings in the rubble of the house of Masaoud Ayyad, in Gaza. Ayyad was killed by the IDF in 2001, and the building he lived in, in which there were eight apartments, was demolished.
Photo credit: Ahmad Jadallah, © Reuters


March 3, 2003 - Shukry al Maqadma, who's wife Nuha was crushed to death when IDF soldiers blew up their home in the al-Bureij Refugee Camp in March 2003.
Photo credit: Mazen Al Majdalawy, B'Tselem


In this category, I have far too many pictures to post here. What's posted so far, is not even 1/10 of the photos that I have.

 


So, this is the Israeli - Palestinian conflict through photos. I hope this puts a good

perspective on the situation for folks who are better with pictures, as opposed to raw data.

Sources:

  • www.btselem.org...
  • www.reuters.com...
  • www.ap.com...


    --airspoon


    The End

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  • posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:37 PM
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    But the pro-Zionist lobby here in ATS will blame everything on Hamas.

    Very well put, and very well researched, very touching photos.

    Thanks

    oz

    S&F



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:40 PM
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    screw them. they can't deny reality shown by these photos.

    S&F.



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 09:41 PM
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    When you look at all these photos and incidents, one has to wonder "Will this madness ever end"? I'm losing hope that there will ever be peace in this region... Sad sad sad



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:03 PM
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    Of course there won't be any peace, until Israel clears out all of the Palestinians so that they can rebuild the Temple. Right now, the Palestinians are an obstacle to that goal and because international pressure won't let Israel send them all one-by-one into the gas showers like the Nazis, they provoke the Palestinians to act out, then kill a bunch of them and have the media only report on the acting out by the Palestinians. They also demolish a house here and there, murder a child, deport and evict. They do this slowly so you can't really draw a connection to the Nazis. They also do it slowly, so that they can better control the media.

    --airspoon



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:30 PM
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    First of all I'd like to say your commitment to the matter is almost admirable.

    At first I wondered why would anyone want to show any of the violence that goes on here? I admired the fact that you chose to show pictures from both sides, but still, why would anyone want to show the horrors of war..

    But it seems while your intentions might be noble, your execution is lacking.

    I don't know if you've noticed, but you hardly show any of the hardships of the Israelis in this struggle.. This is what is missing (off the top of my head):

    - Palestinian violence against settlers
    - Palestinian shootings and sniping against settlers
    - Road mines and explosives used against soldiers and settlers
    - Israeli victims of mass lynchings
    - Israeli victims of rock throwing
    - Damage of rock throwing to cars
    - Size of rocks
    - Age of throwers (Under 18 I can assure you that)
    - Victims of terrorist bombings (The ones that survive are usually missing a few limbs)
    - Roadblock bombings
    - Methods used in those bombings
    - Arab violence against Israeli citizens (if you really want to perpetuate the hate)
    - Soldiers shot down by civilians with guns whom they didn't suspect
    - Soldiers shot down by terrorists dressed in women's clothing
    - Children sent into battle to collect weapons off of dead bodies
    - Children sent out with a gun in hand
    - Houses rigged around innocent families by terrorists
    - Terrorists standing behind civilians, shooting

    And so on and so forth, I can go on, but there's no point, I doubt anyone will read this far..

    As for the context-
    Did you make it up yourself, or..? Most of it I won't argue with, but much of it, especially the ones showing soldiers taking human shields and aiming at civilians etc.. So just let me add this to your context-

    - Soldiers will usually have their weapons up when in dangerous locations, that does not mean they're aiming at anyone
    - Soldiers usually can't tell terrorist from civilian, so even if they're aiming at someone it doesn't mean they're going to shoot
    - A soldier pointing his gun somewhere is not shooting, he's just pointing his gun..
    - When kids are sent into a battle field so they can run into Israeli patrols and allow for an ambush they will be taken by the patrol and get blindfolded and cuffed with plastic cuffs, they are usually placed at the back of the force as they would slow down a force, and might yell to inform anyone of its location.
    The picture where you saw an Israeli soldier taking a kid as a human shield is probably the rear guard of some force, most likely not in the heat of battle.

    And again, so on and so forth...

    Your heart is in the right place, but I think the fact that you're completely lacking objectivity is sort of making it hard for you to get it right..

    I get it though, you're not pro Israeli, why should you put any effort in making them look any better...
    I'm not even being cynical, it's just the way it is..

    Anyway nice attempt... I'm sure most people here don't really care if you're objective or not, and would use this as a nice opportunity to confirm their negative opinions on Israel.

    With respect,
    Eliad.



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:38 PM
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    reply to post by TortoiseKweek
     


    Of course there won't be any peace, until Israel clears out all of the Palestinians so that they can rebuild the Temple. Right now, the Palestinians are an obstacle to that goal and because international pressure won't let Israel send them all one-by-one into the gas showers like the Nazis, they provoke the Palestinians to act out, then kill a bunch of them and have the media only report on the acting out by the Palestinians. They also demolish a house here and there, murder a child, deport and evict. They do this slowly so you can't really draw a connection to the Nazis. They also do it slowly, so that they can better control the media.

    --airspoon


    lol you do realize their birth rate is higher than their death rate?

    But it's good to see that you've still got your objectivity cap on...



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:42 PM
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    It'll happen soon enough..

    There's pressure, there are leaders on both sides who are willing to talk, did I mention pressure? From both outside and inside Israel..

    It'll happen.



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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    Someone said the pro Israeli lobby can't deny this, well here is the example.

    They blame everything on the resistance.

    Don't forget Eliad, they are resisting the acts portrayed on this images, get it?



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:46 PM
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    Originally posted by airspoon
    reply to post by TortoiseKweek
     


    Of course there won't be any peace, until Israel clears out all of the Palestinians so that they can rebuild the Temple. Right now, the Palestinians are an obstacle to that goal and because international pressure won't let Israel send them all one-by-one into the gas showers like the Nazis, they provoke the Palestinians to act out, then kill a bunch of them and have the media only report on the acting out by the Palestinians. They also demolish a house here and there, murder a child, deport and evict. They do this slowly so you can't really draw a connection to the Nazis. They also do it slowly, so that they can better control the media.

    --airspoon


    Well said! remeber, ISRAEL is an occupation in Palestine! as long as they stay there there will be now peace, Isreal needs to leave palestine ASAP



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 10:52 PM
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    It'll happen soon enough..

    There's pressure, there are leaders on both sides who are willing to talk, did I mention pressure? From both outside and inside Israel..

    It'll happen.


    Israel doesn't want peace, they could have achieved peace a long time ago. They have nothing to gain from peace.

    Unless their is a true threat against Israel, they won't come to the negotiating table, and if you are gonna say home made fireworks are a threat to Israel, that is BS at its best.

    1. Israel has nothing to gain from peace
    2. There is no real pressure for Israel to change, not externally at least

    If they have nothing to gain, and if there is no pressure, why should they look for peace?

    See when Turkey stepped in to the game, applied a small amount of external pressure, Israel changed its activities in regards to Gazan blockade.

    But we all know, the true pressure must come from the West.



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:13 PM
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    I never blamed anything on anyone... I just showed how this is one sided and unobjective..

    Hey, I get what you're saying, settlers are assholes, and, yes, some soldiers, in some situations are assholes too..

    But this "story in images" shows very little of the Israeli side..

    If you're going to make the effort, might as well go all the way through with it..



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:15 PM
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    Originally posted by Eliad
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    I never blamed anything on anyone... I just showed how this is one sided and unobjective..

    Hey, I get what you're saying, settlers are assholes, and, yes, some soldiers, in some situations are assholes too..

    But this "story in images" shows very little of the Israeli side..

    If you're going to make the effort, might as well go all the way through with it..


    The Israeli side of the story has been shown millions of times in Western media.



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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    "Remember kids Israel is the devil".. God, you sound like some kind of twisted evil Barney...

    Enough with the "remember", you don't know nearly as much as you think you do..

    The whole point of these peace negotiations is to negotiate the removal of the settlements, they won't be removed until after the negotiations...

    And the ones from Gaza are already removed, and they're the ones causing the trouble, so what's your point?

    And this "occupation".. Trust me, no Israeli wakes up in the morning thinking to himself "I need more land".. No, it's the settlers who have the stupid religious agenda, and they're the ones causing all the trouble. The government used to support them heavily because they had the same agenda for different reasons, now they support it because of the orthodox lobby and because it's a bargaining chip in the coming negotiations.

    Now pipe down with the Barny talk...

    EDIT: Oh, and by the way, I agree, Israel needs to get off of Palestine ASAP..

    [edit on 18-7-2010 by Eliad]



    posted on Jul, 18 2010 @ 11:22 PM
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    So has the Palestinian side..

    Look, we can argue all day on who has it worse, or who gets more media coverage, or whose government doesn't stink, etc..

    The point is he wanted to show both sides in photos and he failed in doing so..

    Agreed?



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