2007 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Davide Monteleone


26 July, 2006

From July 12, the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) conducted a ground and air campaign against Hezbollah, the Islamist group with both a military and a civilian wing based in Lebanon. Israel claimed it was targeting pockets of Hezbollah fighters and missile-launching sites hidden in residential areas, but was accused of disproportionate reaction and indiscriminate bombing of civilians. An internationally brokered ceasefire put an end to the conflict after five weeks.

About the photographer

Davide Monteleone

Born in 1974, Davide Monteleone spent his first 18 years living in various cities in Italy, as his parents moved frequently for work. He gave up a study of engineering to move fi...

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