Allison Deger has been in Gaza for the last few days. She will be reporting in days to come, but in the meantime we have taken photographs and captions from her twitter feed that have already gained wide attention. There are many pictures of the human toll on her feed, and we begin with a couple of them. But this post also demonstrates the onslaught by showing what happened to animals. The images of horses and donkeys echo Picasso’s famous painting, Guernica, commemorating the 1937 fascist bombing of Guernica that killed hundreds of civilians during the Spanish Civil War. –Phil Weiss
This was an ambulance in Beit Hanoun until Israeli fire struck it, killing 5 people from inside
Fleeing-what everyone is doing in #Gaza, but there’s no space in emergency shelters to accommodate the masses.
If you see this, does it make you wonder what happened to the people?
This is everyone’s house in Shuja’iyeh
Baby’s shoe in Shuja’iyeh amid exploded house rubble.
A lot of horses and donkeys also didn’t make it in Beit Hanoun. It feels like Israeli strikes destroyed everything.
More animals with gunshots wounds. Nobody can take care of them–people don’t have homes anymore.
Donkey that is bleeding from gunshot wound nudges off her young as he tried to feed. There’s no milk
Dead donkey under rubble, Beit Hanoun
This was Beit Hanoun’s zoo. Today, no animals were there and the building destroyed.
Busy, busy, busy. Palestinians kids in #Gaza City’s market get around.