Paul Hansen

瑞典,Dagens Nyheter


在加薩市,兩具年幼男孩的遺體躺在叔伯們的懷裡,準備前往清真寺進行喪禮。2012年11月19日,以色列發動空襲,摧毀了這對兄弟的住家,未滿四歲的Muhammad Hijazi和兩歲的Suhaib Hijazi因此喪生。他們的父親Fouad也在這場攻擊中死亡,母親和家中其他四個孩子則受到重傷。為了反擊巴勒斯坦激進組織的持續火箭攻擊,以色列於11月14日開始對哈瑪斯控制的加薩走廊發動猛烈攻擊。以色列在開火初期的攻擊目標皆具有軍事與戰略重要性,然而之後的攻擊範圍擴及至涉嫌藏匿哈瑪斯民兵的住宅。雙方經調停後,於11月21日達成停火協議。此時加薩已有超過150人死亡,死者中有103人應為平民,其中包括至少30名孩童。

Paul Hansen

Sweden, Dagens Nyheter

World Press Photo of the Year 2012

The bodies of two-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and his elder brother Muhammad, almost four, are carried by their uncles to a mosque for their funeral, in Gaza City. The children were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli airstrike on 19 November. The strike also killed their father, Fouad, and severely injured their mother and four other siblings. Israel had begun an intense offensive against Hamas-ruled Gaza on 14 November in response to continued rocket fire from Palestinian militant groups. In the first days of the offensive, Israel struck at targets of military and strategic importance, though the scope of attack later widened to include residences suspected of harboring Hamas militants. By the time a ceasefire was brokered on 21 November, over 150 people had been killed in Gaza. Of these 103 were thought to be civilians, including at least 30 children.