Seeing war in Gaza through our correspondent’s iPhone lens

November 22, 2012

Following the announcement of the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, hundreds of Gazans came out onto the streets to celebrate. "Celebratory gunfire crackled across the Gaza Strip as Palestinians hailed what they called a victory by Hamas in forcing an end to Israeli attacks," The Washington Post's Abigail Hauslohner wrote in her report.

Hauslohner, who has been reporting from Gaza for the last week, has captured the scenes of war inside Gaza using her mobile phone.

We are sharing some of the photographs with you here.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

The Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, the militant wing of Hamas' rival Fatah, holds a victory press conference in Gaza City on Thursday following the Wednesday night announcement of a cease-fire. Other militant groups held similar press conferences.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

Day one of the cease-fire. Children inspect the aftermath of an air strike in Jabaliya in the north Gaza Strip.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

Neighbors and an aid group assess the damage at a shell-shocked home in Jabaliya, Gaza.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

A crowd listens to victory speeches at a Hamas rally in Jabaliya in northern Gaza on
Thursday after the announcement of a cease-fire.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

Children play in the rubble of a neighborhood police headquarters that was bombed by Israeli F-16s during Israel's eight-day air offensive on the Gaza Strip.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

The crater left by a bomb from an Israeli F-16. The Tuesday night strike hit next to three hotels packed with journalists, blowing out the windows. It also ruptured a water main.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

A battered police car sits next to the ruins of a sprawling interior ministry complex that the Israeli military bombed seven times on Tuesday night.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

The Israeli military bombed the Islamic National Bank in the early hours of Tuesday morning. Hamas set up the bank to fund its operations amid international sanctions.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

Collateral damage. This mistubishi dealership was across the street from a sprawling Gaza City interior ministry complex, which was bombed by Israel on Tuesday night.


(Abigail Hauslohner)

Families poured into a UN school in central Gaza City on Tuesday night after Israeli planes dropped leaflets across the northern Gaza Strip telling residents to evacuate "for [their] own safety."

See more photographs of celebration and the destruction from the eight days of war.

 

Anup Kaphle is the Post's digital foreign editor. He has an M.S. degree in journalism from Columbia University. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.
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