For the first time, I’m not writing this post based on celebrity culture or a subject of public interest. This is merely a few images to sum up what is actually happening in Gaza as you’re reading this.
You don’t need to understand politics to be able to open your eyes to the actions of Israel upon 2 million civilians, half of whom are children.
@philo_human: Be careful not to only feel sorry for the Palestinians. They have a resilience and dignity beyond most of the world’s population.
Smoke rises during an explosion from an Israeli forces strike in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Israel bombarded the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip with nearly 200 airstrikes early Saturday, the military said, widening a blistering assault on Gaza rocket operations by militants to include the prime minister’s headquarters, a police compound and a vast network of smuggling tunnels. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A Palestinian searches for victims under the rubble of the destroyed house of a Hamas official, after an air strike in Jabaliya refugee camp of the northern Gaza Strip.
Palestinians walk amid the debris of a burning factory near the house of Ezzedine Haddad, commander of the armed wing of the Hamas movement, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, after it was destroyed during an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on November 17, 2012. Israeli air strikes in Gaza killed 10 Palestinians, five of them militants, as nine Israelis were hurt by rocket fire, four of them soldiers, medics said. AFP PHOTO/MARCO LONGARI (Photo credit should read MARCO LONGARI/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli border policemen detain a Palestinian stone-thrower during clashes against Israel’s military operation in the Gaza Strip, at Hawara checkpoint near the West Bank city of Nablus November 17, 2012. Israeli aircraft bombed Hamas government buildings in Gaza on Saturday, including the prime minister’s office, after Israel’s cabinet authorised the mobilisation of up to 75,000 reservists, preparing for a possible ground invasion. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini (WEST BANK )
Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Al-Lolahi, 26, a Hamas militant, who was killed in an Israeli air strike on a group of Hamas militants in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, during his funeral Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012. Palestinian official said four Hamas militants killed during an Israeli air strike Saturday. (AP Photo/Hatem Omar)
Jihad Masharawi weeps while he holds the body of his 11-month old son Ahmad, at Shifa hospital following an Israeli air strike on their family house, in Gaza City, Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. The Israeli military said its assassination of the Hamas military commander Ahmed Jabari, marks the beginning of an operation against Gaza militants. (AP Photo/Majed Hamdan)
A Palestinian boy pushes his bycicle through the rubble in an area targeted by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City in the early hours of November 15, 2012. Israel killed on November 14 top Hamas commander Ahmed Jaabari, followed by what Palestinians said were at least 60 Israeli air strikes in which several people were killed and wounded as the UN Security Council held a late night emergency meeting on escalating tensions. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)
A rocket is seen after its launch from the northern Gaza Strip towards Israel November 15, 2012. Hamas fired dozens of rockets into southern Israel on Thursday, killing three people, and Israel launched numerous air strikes across the Gaza Strip, threatening a wider offensive to halt repeated Palestinian salvoes. REUTERS/Amir Cohen (GAZA – Tags: CIVIL UNREST TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY POLITICS)
Educate yourself about what is happening around you: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2012/11/2012111874429224963.html