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Paramedic and photojournalist killed during an attempt to evacuate wounded people from a-Shuja'iyeh

Palestinian woman walks past the wreckage of an ambulance in Beit Hanoun town. Suhaib Salem, Reuters, 1 August, 2014 I work as a paramedic. On Saturday, 19 July 2014, at around 11:00 P.M., I was at wo
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Ambulance driver Rami 'Ali recounts attacks that killed paramedic 'Aaed al-Bura'i and injured team sent to rescue him, both despite coordination with Red Crescent

Beit Hanoun resident leave town during brief humanitarian ceasefire. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B’Tselem, 26 July 2014 On Friday afternoon, 25 July 2014, I was working at the medical emergency call center
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‘Abla a-Nabahin of al-Maghazi R.C. recounts bombing of her home on 13 July 2014; her sister Laila al-‘Awedat, 34, was killed

I’m a widow. My husband was killed twelve years ago. Ever since, I’ve been living with my son Yasser, who is now 12 years old, in my family’s home in a-Za’fran, a neighborhood in a rural area of al-Ma
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Shadi Taleb tells of seeing Abu Jarad family home shelled, leaving 8 dead; recounts constantly fleeing with his family for fear of bombings

The funeral of eight members of the Abu Jarad family. Photo: Suhaib Salem, reuters, 19 July 2014 Shadi Taleb tells of seeing Abu Jarad family home shelled, leaving 8 dead; recounts constantly fleeing
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ISM volunteer recounts death of Salem Khalil Salameh, 23, killed by shots from unknown source while searching for casualties in a-Shuja'iyeh, Gaza City

Video documentation of the incident, filmed by the witness Testimony of Muhammad 'Abdallah, 27 I work in the international department of the Communications Ministry and live with my parents and nine s
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'Abd al-Fatah Fiad, a farmer from al-Qararah, relates how he and his family fled to Khan Yunis, abandoning their home and livestock

Residents evacuating from Beit Hanoun during the humanitarian ceasefire. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem, 26 July 2014 My wife and I live with our four children on farmland in the al-Qararah area, tog
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Suhair Shabat describes mortal fear of bombing, leading her to take her children and flee Beit Hanoun

Residents leaving Beit Hanoun by foot during the humanitarian ceasefire. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem, 26 July 2014 My husband and I have five children: Ahmad, 10, Siba, 8, Ne'meh, 5, Fadi, 4, and
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Wisam Shuheibar relates how a missile killed his 8-year-old daughter and her cousins, 7 and 10, while they were feeding pigeons on the roof

A grieving mother at the funeral of the children. Photo: Muhammad Salem, Reuters, 17 July 2014 My wife and I have four children. We live in the same building as my brother Tareq, my father and my sist
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Muhammad Abu Mu'ammar describes the bombing that killed his wife, father and brother in Khan Yunis, southern Gaza Strip, 13 July 2014

We live on farmland in the a-Salem neighborhood northeast of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip. My wife, Hanadi Hamdan Abu Mu'ammar, was 24. We have two children: Hazem, 9 months old, and Musa, 4
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Nabilah Abu Halima, who saw her son killed in Operation Cast Lead, relates how the family had to flee their home again

Palestinian civilians find shelter in an UNRWA school, Gaza, 13 July 2014. Photo: Muhammad Sabah, B'Tselem My husband, Sa’ed Abu Halima, and I have 10 children: the oldest, Sally, is 22 and the younge