Photographer: Matic Zorman was in the Gaza Strip throughout the Israeli Operation “Pillar of Defence”. To view more of his work, visit: Matic Zorman
Gaza: Operation “Pillar of Defence”
Overlooking Gaza City, children play in eastern Gaza, which was hit by two tank shells 15 minutes later resulting in 2 dead and many injured. The Israeli response was to a Palestinian militant rocket attack that destroyed an IDF army jeep, wounding 4 Israeli soldiers, as a response in turn to the death of a Palestinian 13-year-old boy, Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa.
Hamid Younis Abu Daqqa's sister holds his football. He was 13 when he was killed during an Israeli helicopter attack on Khan Younis on Thursday, 8 November, when he was playing football in the street.
Palestinian ambulance rushing towards the scene of one of the multiple bombings which immediately followed the assassination of Ahmed Jaabari. The first afternoon of "Operation Pillar of Defence" which resulted in 30 attacks on Gaza: 8 people died and more than 50 got injured.
Ahmad Jaabari's car was destroyed by an unmanned Israeli plane. He was a member of political office in Hamas and the leader of Al-Qassam Brigades. His assassination marked the beginning of IDF Operation "Pillar of Defense".
Scene from al-Shifa Hospital emergency room, after the IDF attacked Khan Younis in southern Gaza, as reply to the militant resistance groups which destroyed an IDF jeep, wounding 4 Israeli soldiers.
Scene from al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza City. Janitors clean the blood on the floor as numerous patients were being transferred to the surgery room.
International medical reservist gives orders and examines the victim's pupils in order to evaluate the condition of the wounded.
Attacks on Khan Younis, southern Gaza, resulted in 4 dead and 28 injured. Scene of the morgue in al-Shifa Hospital.
The intensive care unit room in al-Shifa Hospital was soon overcrowded during the Israeil Operation "Pillar of Defence".
During electricity cut off, Rabah El-Masri checks his phone for the news about heavy bombings throughout Gaza in his house in Beit Hanoun, northern Gaza.
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