2010 Photo Contest, General News, 3rd prize

Meiko Herrmann

28 January, 2009

Gaza - Landscape of Destruction. The Hai al-Salam neighborhood, just 3 km from the border, was almost completely destroyed during the Israel's attack on Gaza in January. The Israeli military campaign against Hamas militants in Gaza came to an end on 18 January, after 22 days. Israel completed its withdrawal by 21 January, but did not lift its siege on the Gaza Strip. Intense bombardment had left thousands of homes destroyed and tens of thousands of people displaced.

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Meiko Herrmann

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