Photo of the Day: May you never forget the look in her eyes

Note: Due to the sheer amount of evocative and telling photography coming out of Palestine, we have transitioned our weekly photograph features into daily photograph features and will continue uploading images on a daily basis until further notice.

Photo credit: Lefteris Pitarakis
Date taken: July 31, 2014
Location: Beit Lahya, Gaza Strip, Palestine

Five-year-old Hajar Muharram sits at a desk in a classroom in a United Nations-run school. Hajar and her family of seven fled their home in the northern Gaza Strip and have since joined hundreds of other Palestinians taking refuge in the school. Nearly 500,000 Palestinians have been displaced as a result of Israel’s major military offensive against Gaza.

Although Hajar is Arabic for “emigrated,” there is nothing voluntary about her displacement. Her eyes tell you all you need to know. Humanity has failed her.

There are 5 comments

  1. Sympa

    We have lost what remains of our humanity
    Her eyes are a true judge hammering my conscious
    Israeli massacres have to stop … Gaza siege has to stop
    I don’t know how but every human has to shout
    Israeli army is doing worse than Nazis

    1. mary eldin

      please do not use that hated word – we are anti Israeli not anti semitic and using words like nazis allows Israel to accuse us of anti semiticim

  2. mary eldin

    The image of the young girl is incredibly powerful and will stay with me for life. It is an amazing photo technically but what it represents speaks to us all of how the world is losing its humanity. I follow your images daily – they make us think, reflect and stand in solidarity with the people of Gaza. We are all Palestinians now

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