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Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (166): Death in Gaza

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iconic images of human rights violations / photography and journalism

Wednesday, July 16 2014, near the port of Gaza. Four children of the Bakr family – Ahed and Zacharia, 10, Mohamed, 9, and Ismail, 11 – were playing near the pier when two Israeli missiles hit them, killing them instantly. (source) Here is Israeli artist Amir Schiby commemorating the Israeli killing of four Palestinian children playing on a beach in Gaza: Just a few days after the event: (source) This is the Bakr family after the […]

Iconic Images of Human Rights Violations (165): Shell Shock

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iconic images of human rights violations / photography and journalism / war

100 years ago today, Gavrilo Princip kills Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie Chotek in Sarajevo. A few weeks later, WWI started. For some reason, one thing in particular comes to mind when I remember my history lessons: shell shock. Shell shock was the reaction of some soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle and to the intensity of the bombardments. The illness covered a wide variety of symptoms: helplessness appearing variously as panic or flight, […]