Remembering the Gaza War


Part One: A Family Erased

Five years ago Israel launched a 51-day war on Palestinians in Gaza. 11 members of the Al-Hilu family, including 3 babies, were killed when two Israeli F-16 missiles targeted their family home. Watch the first of a five-part series highlighting the impact of Israel's 2014 assault on Gaza.

Part Two: Kifah's Kindergarten

“They destroyed the place.” Israeli forces shelled a Gaza preschool in Beit Lahiya during its summer 2014 assault. Five months later, remnants of Israeli missiles remained on the kindergarten floor, as Palestinian children suffered from the trauma of living through the war. Our latest video takes you inside Kifah’s kindergarten, the second video in a five-part series produced with IMEU, Donkeysaddle Projects and Just Vision exposing the impact of Israel's 2014 assault.

Part Three: 7 Futures, Frozen

During Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza, hospitals couldn’t keep up with the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli airstrikes. A lack of mortuary coolers in Rafah forced doctors to use ice-cream freezers to store the bodies of seven children until Israeli missile strikes subsided. Rafah artist Duaa Qishta’s installation focuses on the slain children who were held in these freezers. 7 Futures, Frozen is the third in a five-part series produced with Donkeysaddle Projects and Just Vision, exposing the human impact of Israel's 2014 assault.

Part Four: Ibrahim's Tree

In 2009, Israeli forces demolished the Awajah family’s home and killed 9-year-old Ibrahim. The family built their new “dream house,” but during the 2014 assault on Gaza, Israel destroyed that too, severing the olive tree that Ibrahim had planted as a small child. Our video follows the Awajah family from one destroyed home to the next, with Ibrahim’s tree a symbol of resilience, regeneration and the “sumoud” (steadfastness) that Palestinians are famous for. “Ibrahim’s Tree” is the fourth in a five-part series produced with Donkeysaddle Projects, IMEU and Just Vision exposing the human impact of Israel's 2014 assault.

Part Five: Just Before Dawn

During the 51-day Israeli assault on Gaza in 2014, nearly 18,000 Palestinians homes were destroyed. including Azza Qassem’s, a Palestinian national and women’s liberation activist from the besieged Strip. Our video follows Azza as she walks through what now remains of her family home. “Just Before Dawn” is the final video in a five-part series produced with IMEU and Just Vision exposing the human impact of Israel's 2014 assault, concluding the series with a note of hope, as Azza reminds her viewers that Palestinians are strong, resilient and will steadfastly remain on their land and hold onto their humanity and dignity.