Gaza Photo Essay

In reality, they can extend up to 1,500 meters from the border fence and are enforced with lethal means.In addition to declining agricultural production here, existing water shortages are exacerbated by heavy pollution, leaving just 10 percent of the water supply potable.

In our world, explosions are often proposed as solutions; so what is the problem?

The purpose of this essay is to ask about our relationship to the photograph, and since a world, or part of our world is made present in the photograph, about our relationship to the world insofar as it is revealed in the Gaza Photograph.

In June 2006, one day after Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped, the Israeli army invaded the area, and her land and house were bulldozed.

The farm was surrounded by tanks and soldiers for more than two weeks, and food and water had to be provided by Red Crescent.

Up to 80 percent of agricultural yields from Gaza and the West Bank used to be sold abroad, but a ban on exports has devastated the Gazan economy.

At the same time, essential supplies including fuel and electricity are strictly regulated by Israel.

More than 35 percent of Gaza's agricultural land is in so-called buffer zones.

Officially, these restricted-access areas extend 300 meters into Gaza.

In Gaza, with the Israeli border within sight, Palestinian farmers lead worn-torn lives, dealing farming fields on the frontlines.

Trying to make a living cultivating crops like strawberries, oranges, grapefruits and olives, their task became even more difficult after a military blockade in 2007 made it impossible to export their products.


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