Documenting the Tragedy in Gaza

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We feature here photographs from the amazing Zaanoun brothers, Mohammed and Ibrahim, who braved danger to themselves during the bombardment of Gaza to capture images of what happened. Follow Mohammed Zaanoun on Instagram at @m.z.gaza, and Ibrahim Zanoun at @ibrahim_zanoun.

Smoke rises following Israeli airstrikes on a building in Gaza City on Friday, May 14, 2021. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
The remains of a bombed house in Beach Camp, Gaza City. More than one child was killed in the area, leaving behind their toys. Photo by Ibrahim Zanoun.
Palestinians evacuate a body from the site of Israeli strikes in Gaza City on May 17, 2021. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
A man inspects the ruins of his bombed home in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City. Photo by Ibrahim Zanoun.
A member of the Palestinian Civil Defense works to extinguish a fire at the Maldives Gaza cafe on the seashore of Gaza City. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
Families survey the damage after the bombing of Al Shorouk Tower in the Rimal neighborhood of Gaza City. Photo by Ibrahim Zanoun.
The new three-story restaurant, named after the Indian ocean island to appeal to Gazans who cannot travel abroad due to the blockade, was leveled by Israeli warplanes. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
A Palestinian man cries over his lost home in the twelve-story Al Galaa Tower in Gaza City. Photo by Ibrahim Zanoun.
A man in front of his house surveys the extent of the destruction following an Israeli air strike that took place on Al Wehda Street, near the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
Displaced children fleeing the bombing of UNRWA schools in Gaza City Photo by Ibrahim Zanoun.
A Palestinian man sits on a sofa amid the ruins of his house in the Jabalia area in northern Gaza. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
A Palestinian family flees their home in northern Gaza due to the Israeli airstrikes for an area they hoped would be safer in Gaza City. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
Children in the Shati refugee camp in Gaza City play in front of a house destroyed by an Israeli airstrike that killed a number of children. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
A Palestinian girl shelters at an UNRWA school after the heavy Israeli bombardment of northern Gaza drove her family from their home. Photo by Mohammed Zaanoun.
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