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Theater of War: Photo Captures Israelis ‘Watching’ Gaza Being Bombed

Written by Sahar Habib Ghazi On 11 July 2014 @ 7:59 am | 107 Comments

In Citizen Media, English, Israel, Middle East & North Africa, Palestine, Weblog

Danish journalist Allan Sørensen [3] ‏posted this image on Twitter, which shows residents watching and celebrating Gaza being bombed. Sørensen has confirmed he took the picture on Wednesday night [4] (July 9) at a hilltop in the frontline Israeli city Sderot. 

Sørensen is the Middle East correspondent with the Danish newspaper Kristeligt Dagblad. [5] 

Some western media outlets like the Telegraph, have said Sderot is being battered by missiles and rockets from Gaza. The article “Israel's front line town of Sderot battered by [6] missiles [6]” published by the Telegraph  [6]on June 9, around the time Sørensen took this picture, says: “Residents of the ‘city of rockets’ just a mile from Gaza describe the fear of living under bombardment by missiles.”

Sderot [7]has a population of 24,000 people and covers a five-square-kilometer area. 

Earlier this week Israel launched the massive “Operation Defensive Edge” against Gaza, which has killed over 80 Palestinians so far [8], many of them women and children. From Gaza, Hamas, which has ruled the strip since 2007, has fired missiles [9] into Israel. As of July 11, Israeli officials reported [8] that no Israelis had been killed as a result. Most of the rockets coming into Israel have caused no serious damage, due in part to the US-funded Iron Dome aerial defense system, which has intercepted at least 70 projectiles so far, [8] according to the Guardian.

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[1] pic.twitter.com/WYZquV62O7: http://t.co/WYZquV62O7

[2] July 9, 2014: https://twitter.com/allansorensen72/statuses/486954506517639170

[3] Allan Sørensen: https://twitter.com/allansorensen72

[4] he took the picture on Wednesday night: https://twitter.com/SaharHGhazi/status/487466932736503808

[5] Kristeligt Dagblad.: http://www.kristeligt-dagblad.dk/

[6] “Israel's front line town of Sderot battered by: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/10957521/Israels-front-line-town-of-Sderot-battered-by-missiles.html

[7] Sderot : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sderot

[8] killed over 80 Palestinians so far: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/11/israeli-air-strikes-gaza-continue-us-barack-obama-offers-broker-ceasefire

[9] fired missiles: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-launches-major-operation-against-hamas-in-gaza-strip/2014/07/08/81874d52-067a-11e4-a0dd-f2b22a257353_story.html

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