This Is What Gaza Looks Like Right Now

Devastating photos from the escalating conflict.


After ten days of airstrikes, Israel launched a ground incursion into Gaza Thursday, its first since 2009, when a three-week battle with Hamas left 1,400 Palestinians and 13 Israelis dead. Over the past ten days, Israeli shelling in Gaza has claimed the lives of 200 Palestinians; one Israeli was killed by shrapnel. Israel has activated 50,000 reserve troops and has said it plans to call up 18,000 more in what observers say could be a dangerous escalation of the conflict.

An Israeli soldier directs a Merkava tank near Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip. Gili Yaari/NurPhoto/ZUMA
 

 

Mourners carried the body of 8-year-old Fulla Tariq Shuhaiber, who according to her family was killed by a missile strike as she fed pigeons on her roof. Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto/ZUMA
 

An Israeli man held debris from a Quassam rocket fired from the Gaza Strip. Omer Messinger/zReportage/ZUMA
 

Israelis stood on a hilltop watching activity in Gaza. Omer Messinger/zReportage/ZUMA
 

 Israeli demonstrators held signs protesting the military action Thursday. Sebastian Scheiner/AP
 

Palestinian police held back demonstrators near the West Bank city of Ramallah. Shadi Hatem/APA Images/ZUMA
 

A family that fled their home in the town of Beit Lahiya sought refuge at a United Nations-run school in Gaza City. Majdi Fathi/NurPhoto/zReportage/ZUMA
 

Relatives mourned four Palestinian children killed by an Israeli airstrike while playing on a Gaza beach. Ibrahim Khader/Pacific Press/ZUMA
 

Palestinians held a funeral for family members of Tayseer Al-Batsh, Gaza’s police chief, whose house was struck by an Israeli missile that killed 18, according to Hamas. Ashraf Amra/APA Images/zReportage/ZUMA
 

Israeli mourners carried the body of Dror Chanin, 37, who was killed by a mortar while  delivering food to soldiers near the Gaza border. Dan Balilty/AP

 

MOTHER JONES NEEDS YOUR HELP

We have about a $170,000 funding gap and less than a week to go in our hugely important First $500,000 fundraising campaign that ends Saturday. We urgently need your help, and a lot of help, so we can pay for the one-of-a-kind journalism you get from us.

Learn more in “Less Dreading, More Doing,” where we lay out this wild moment and how we can keep charging hard for you. And please help if you can: $5, $50, or $500—every gift from every person truly matters right now.

payment methods

MOTHER JONES NEEDS YOUR HELP

We have about a $170,000 funding gap and less than a week to go in our hugely important First $500,000 fundraising campaign that ends Saturday. We urgently need your help, and a lot of help, so we can pay for the one-of-a-kind journalism you get from us.

Learn more in “Less Dreading, More Doing,” where we lay out this wild moment and how we can keep charging hard for you. And please help if you can: $5, $50, or $500—every gift from every person truly matters right now.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate