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Fire rages in southern Israel
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IN PHOTOS: Damages caused by the Gaza fire terrorism
Israeli photographers band together for special photo project to show the world the devastating results of the fires breaking out because of incendiary kites and balloons being flown into Israel from the Gaza Strip.
In recent months, as firefighters have been battling the numerous blazes that have been consuming wooded and agricultural areas in Israeli communities near the Gaza border, hundreds of photographers have visited the scorched lands to document the results of the incendiary balloon and kite terrorism.

 

 

The photographers first came together on social media, and they later joined firefighting forces and security coordinators in the field, taking tragically beautiful photos.

 

Fire in Or HaNer    (צילום: אלדה נתנאל)

Fire in Or HaNer

סגורסגור

שליחה לחבר

 הקלידו את הקוד המוצג
תמונה חדשה

שלח
הסרטון נשלח לחברך

סגורסגור

הטמעת הסרטון באתר שלך

 קוד להטמעה:

 

The special photo project, initiated photographer Udi Israel, was put online and spread far and wide for the world to see.


 (Photo: Moshe Filberg)
(Photo: Moshe Filberg)

 

 (Photo: Tomer Ben Haim)
(Photo: Tomer Ben Haim)

 

The project includes photos of the scorched earth consumed by the flames in four nature reserves, where a total of 12,000 dunams (some 3,000 acres) were destroyed by the fires that killed everything in their path.


 (Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)
(Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)

 (Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)
(Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)

 (Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)
(Photo: Haimeh Edelstein)

 (Photo: Orit Malihi)
(Photo: Orit Malihi)

 

One of the photographers, Dudi Modan, also took aerial photos with a drone.

 

"This may be about art and creative thinking, but above all what drove me to go out to the field and bring back these photos is the knowledge that only thanks to this we could tell the painful story we've been dealing with for over 100 days," Modan told Ynet.

 

 (Photo: Debora Morag)
(Photo: Debora Morag)

 (Photo: Jenny Pepperman)
(Photo: Jenny Pepperman)

 

 (Photo: Liat Kalimi)
(Photo: Liat Kalimi)

 

"An entire region in Israel is being burned every day by dozens of balloons being flown in our directions, and we cannot remain silent in the face of it, at least not on the international public relations arena," he went on to say.

 

"I and my photographer friends believe we've managed, through the lens, to tell the story and to put it out for the world to see. This is our duty as artists-photographers, and this is our duty as Israeli citizens."

 

 (Photo: Jenny Pepperman)
(Photo: Jenny Pepperman)

 

The fires continued to rage over the weekend, with 18 blazes breaking out on Saturday in the Shaar HaNegev, Eshkol and Sdot Negev regional councils. All of the fires were put out.

 

 


First published: 07.07.18, 23:23
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