art of resistance, Israel, Israeli - Palestinian conflict, Palestine

Children of Gaza.

Anthony Dawton lives and breathes his photography. It’s his life, he says. Various NGOs use his skills of capturing the moment (UNICEF, Red Cross Lebanon, Save the Children, etc), and he always tries his best.

He has done some wonderful projects in the Middle East, and one of them is Children of Gaza. Children are the greatest victims in Gaza, not just those killed (and many of that 1000 + number in these last three weeks are indeed children) but those who have survived but lost their parents, lost their limbs, lost their homes, lost their schools, lost their hospitals, lost their playgrounds.

Children should never go through that. There is no excuse for that, and no comfort in ocassional brave reports from justice-biased journalists (although I applaud them for that), or in ocassional celebrities tweets, bravely tweeted and deleted (them I do not applaud that much), there is no comfort while the general silence drowns the screams. While there’s no real changes. As King of Crimson put it:

Knowledge is a deadly friend
If no one sets the rules
The fate of all mankind I see
Is in the hands of fools

Confusion will be my epitaph
As I crawl a cracked and broken path
If we make it we can all sit back and laugh,
But I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying,
Yes I fear tomorrow I’ll be crying

(These) children deserve better.

gaza_01Khan Yunis.

gaza_02Gaza City.

gaza_05Beit Lahya.

gaza_06An Nazlah.

gaza_07Beit Hannoun.

gaza_08Deir Al Balah.

gaza_10Government Girls’ School.

gaza_11Petrol is a rare commodity. Khan Yunis.

gaza_19Heba: she sells packets of tissues to car drivers in the middle of the main road in Gaza City. She spends her spare time at the Al Qattan Centre library.

 /all photos © Anthony Dawton/

For more on Dawton and his work, visit his official website.


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