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 A keffiyeh clad demonstrator holds up a peace sign while clutching a rock at Qalandia checkpoint as the fire and protest roars behind him during the largest protest of the summer in the West Bank - the 48Thousand March. 23rd July, 2014. 

A keffiyeh clad demonstrator holds up a peace sign while clutching a rock at Qalandia checkpoint as the fire and protest roars behind him during the largest protest of the summer in the West Bank - the 48Thousand March. 23rd July, 2014. 

 Protesters gather rocks and adjust slingshots in the fog of tear-gas and smoke that has descended Qalandia checkpoint. 48Thousand March. 23rd July 2014. 

Protesters gather rocks and adjust slingshots in the fog of tear-gas and smoke that has descended Qalandia checkpoint. 48Thousand March. 23rd July 2014. 

 The march disintegrated quickly once the protestors reached Qalandia checkpoint. Qalandia is one of the largest and most trafficked checkpoints that separates the West Bank from Israel, more specifically Ramallah from Jerusalem. 

The march disintegrated quickly once the protestors reached Qalandia checkpoint. Qalandia is one of the largest and most trafficked checkpoints that separates the West Bank from Israel, more specifically Ramallah from Jerusalem. 

 While the evenings protest was still in its early stages, a demonstrator holds up a newspaper with an image from Gaza prominently displayed as thousands gathers around the main junction of Al-Amari Refugee Camp waiting for the demonstrations to begin.

While the evenings protest was still in its early stages, a demonstrator holds up a newspaper with an image from Gaza prominently displayed as thousands gathers around the main junction of Al-Amari Refugee Camp waiting for the demonstrations to begin.

 Two protestors survey the crowd in the growingly popular ‘V for Vendetta’ mask. Concealing your identity can be crucial at these sort of demonstrations for Palestinians participating in protests fear that the Israeli military will use photos from demonstrations like these to accuse them of breaking laws.

Two protestors survey the crowd in the growingly popular ‘V for Vendetta’ mask. Concealing your identity can be crucial at these sort of demonstrations for Palestinians participating in protests fear that the Israeli military will use photos from demonstrations like these to accuse them of breaking laws.

 A Palestinian protestor throws a tire onto the flames. The smoke from the fire often creates a smoke screen between the protestors and the IDF, leaving visibility between the two side at times nonexistent.

A Palestinian protestor throws a tire onto the flames. The smoke from the fire often creates a smoke screen between the protestors and the IDF, leaving visibility between the two side at times nonexistent.

 Mourners look off into the distance at the state funeral of the three murdered Israeli teenagers - Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah.

Mourners look off into the distance at the state funeral of the three murdered Israeli teenagers - Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah.

 A rocket sticks out of the ground in a field that surrounds kibbutz Nirim - located only two kilometers from the south eastern Gaza border. 

A rocket sticks out of the ground in a field that surrounds kibbutz Nirim - located only two kilometers from the south eastern Gaza border. 

 Men chant and wait for their communities annual sacrifice to begin on Mount Gerizim. This ancient community of Samaritans is one of the oldest religions in the world consisting of roughly seven hundred people today. 

Men chant and wait for their communities annual sacrifice to begin on Mount Gerizim. This ancient community of Samaritans is one of the oldest religions in the world consisting of roughly seven hundred people today. 

 A child plays with a toy rifle at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

A child plays with a toy rifle at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

 A child faints from the overbearing heat and dense crowd during the state funeral for the three murdered Israeli teenagers. 1 July 2014.

A child faints from the overbearing heat and dense crowd during the state funeral for the three murdered Israeli teenagers. 1 July 2014.

 A little boy looks back at commuters on a packed bus in Ramallah as the radio reports the discovery of the three missing Israeli teen's bodies in the West Bank. 

A little boy looks back at commuters on a packed bus in Ramallah as the radio reports the discovery of the three missing Israeli teen's bodies in the West Bank. 

 Right-wing protestors taunt peace activists at a rally in Zion Square, Jerusalem, during Operation Protective Edge. Right-wing protestors take to the streets weekly to hand out leaflets highlighting their objectives and harassing Arab citizens and workers. 

Right-wing protestors taunt peace activists at a rally in Zion Square, Jerusalem, during Operation Protective Edge. Right-wing protestors take to the streets weekly to hand out leaflets highlighting their objectives and harassing Arab citizens and workers. 

 The aunt of Ahad, an injured child from Gaza, peers through the curtains of her niece's hospital bed. Ahad was granted special passage from the Strip to an East Jerusalem hospital because of the severity of her condition. Each patient is allowed one family member to accompany them on the journey.  It is Ahad's aunt who is caring for young girl in Jerusalem because both of Ahad's parents were killed by the missile that hit their home. 

The aunt of Ahad, an injured child from Gaza, peers through the curtains of her niece's hospital bed. Ahad was granted special passage from the Strip to an East Jerusalem hospital because of the severity of her condition. Each patient is allowed one family member to accompany them on the journey.  It is Ahad's aunt who is caring for young girl in Jerusalem because both of Ahad's parents were killed by the missile that hit their home. 

 Pilgrims find shade and a bench to rest on during the Christian religious holiday of Good Friday. Christian Pilgrims come from around the world to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa to commemorate his crucifixion and death.  

Pilgrims find shade and a bench to rest on during the Christian religious holiday of Good Friday. Christian Pilgrims come from around the world to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa to commemorate his crucifixion and death.
 

 A group of boys from the Israeli settlement of El Ad cautiously addresses strangers passing by as they try to erect a large homemade banner on the evening the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were discovered.

A group of boys from the Israeli settlement of El Ad cautiously addresses strangers passing by as they try to erect a large homemade banner on the evening the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were discovered.

 " We won't forget and we won't forgive": reads a homemade banner on the evening of the discovery of the bodies of the three missing teenage Israeli boys. 

"We won't forget and we won't forgive": reads a homemade banner on the evening of the discovery of the bodies of the three missing teenage Israeli boys. 

 A women smile as she prepares traditional tea.

A women smile as she prepares traditional tea.

 Israeli soldiers play with children of the day of New Passover - a holiday celebrated by the Black Hebrew Israelites of Dimona, a small minority group which is based in the center of the Negev Desert. The community is mainly made up of groups of African Americans who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. 

Israeli soldiers play with children of the day of New Passover - a holiday celebrated by the Black Hebrew Israelites of Dimona, a small minority group which is based in the center of the Negev Desert. The community is mainly made up of groups of African Americans who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. 

  The Black Hebrews consider themselves as the true descendants of the ancient Israelites, although they are   generally not recognized as Jews by the larger Jewish community. 

The Black Hebrews consider themselves as the true descendants of the ancient Israelites, although they are generally not recognized as Jews by the larger Jewish community. 

 A Jewish woman puts her head in her hand in distress at a prayer vigil that is held for the missing teenage Israeli boys. The teenagers had been missing for four nights.

A Jewish woman puts her head in her hand in distress at a prayer vigil that is held for the missing teenage Israeli boys. The teenagers had been missing for four nights.

 A prayer vigil at the Western Wall brings thousands to come and pray for the safe return of the three missing teenage boy's four days after they went missing.

A prayer vigil at the Western Wall brings thousands to come and pray for the safe return of the three missing teenage boy's four days after they went missing.

 Extreme right protestors yell chants and sing song over peace-protestors in Jerusalem's Zion Square. Since the boy's went missing in the beginning of June, these right wing protestors have taken to the streets weekly to spread their message, as well as target and harass Arab citizens. One of their chants is 'Death to Arabs'. Police and peace activists show up in equal numbers to abate the situation. 

Extreme right protestors yell chants and sing song over peace-protestors in Jerusalem's Zion Square. Since the boy's went missing in the beginning of June, these right wing protestors have taken to the streets weekly to spread their message, as well as target and harass Arab citizens. One of their chants is 'Death to Arabs'. Police and peace activists show up in equal numbers to abate the situation. 

 A couple embrace during a extreme right protest in Jerusalem. The protest didn't have a license and the police were present to make sure the demonstration was contained.

A couple embrace during a extreme right protest in Jerusalem. The protest didn't have a license and the police were present to make sure the demonstration was contained.

  Palestinians observe a general strike called in solidarity with Gaza. Store owners across the West Bank shut their doors in a protest again Operation Protective Edge.  

Palestinians observe a general strike called in solidarity with Gaza. Store owners across the West Bank shut their doors in a protest again Operation Protective Edge.  

 A colorful display a fruit and vegetable is for sale for the upcoming feast once Ramadan is broken. Despite the war going on in neighboring Gaza, Hebron city center still opens to eager costumers. This is the high shopping season for many Palestinians observing Ramadan.

A colorful display a fruit and vegetable is for sale for the upcoming feast once Ramadan is broken. Despite the war going on in neighboring Gaza, Hebron city center still opens to eager costumers. This is the high shopping season for many Palestinians observing Ramadan.

 A store owner in Ramallah stands inside his closed shop as Palestinians across the West Bank observe a general strike against the Israel/Gaza war. 

A store owner in Ramallah stands inside his closed shop as Palestinians across the West Bank observe a general strike against the Israel/Gaza war. 

 Nof Ayalon, the community where one of the three murdered teenage boys lived, lit candles and mourn the lose of their loved one. 30 June 2014.

Nof Ayalon, the community where one of the three murdered teenage boys lived, lit candles and mourn the lose of their loved one. 30 June 2014.

 Community members of Nof Ayalon - home to 17-year-old Naftali Frankel - gather to mourn in the early hours of the morning after receiving news that Naftali, and his two friends, were discovered dead. 30 June 2014.

Community members of Nof Ayalon - home to 17-year-old Naftali Frankel - gather to mourn in the early hours of the morning after receiving news that Naftali, and his two friends, were discovered dead. 30 June 2014.

 Families get out of their vehicles and run for cover as Red Alert sirens signaling on coming rockets from Gaza go off in Tel Aviv during Operation Protective Edge. 

Families get out of their vehicles and run for cover as Red Alert sirens signaling on coming rockets from Gaza go off in Tel Aviv during Operation Protective Edge. 

 An Eritrean christian receives a blessing from a leader of the Christian community. The gentlemen is part of a protest from asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center who have left the establishment to protest living conditions for them in Israel.

An Eritrean christian receives a blessing from a leader of the Christian community. The gentlemen is part of a protest from asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center who have left the establishment to protest living conditions for them in Israel.

 Three men rest under the shape of small trees as they protest the living conditions in Holot Detention Center. 

Three men rest under the shape of small trees as they protest the living conditions in Holot Detention Center. 

 Three girls mourn for the death of their fellow countrymen at the state funeral of Naftali Fraenkel, Yaakov Naftali, and Eyal Yifrah.

Three girls mourn for the death of their fellow countrymen at the state funeral of Naftali Fraenkel, Yaakov Naftali, and Eyal Yifrah.

 A soldier waits with equipment on the Israel/Gaza border as the ground incursion begins for Operation Protective Edge. An additional 18,000 soldiers are being called up to the border of Gaza to supplement the 40,000 soldiers already in position. 

A soldier waits with equipment on the Israel/Gaza border as the ground incursion begins for Operation Protective Edge. An additional 18,000 soldiers are being called up to the border of Gaza to supplement the 40,000 soldiers already in position. 

 Buses of Israeli Defense Forces alight on the Israel/Gaza as the ground incursion phase of Operation Protective Edge begins. 

Buses of Israeli Defense Forces alight on the Israel/Gaza as the ground incursion phase of Operation Protective Edge begins. 

 Smokes can be seen rising up in Gaza from the border community of kibbutz Zikim during Operation Protective Edge. 

Smokes can be seen rising up in Gaza from the border community of kibbutz Zikim during Operation Protective Edge. 

 IDF soldiers chant songs and prayers as they await further instructions along the border of Gaza. These men are part of an additional 18,000 soldiers that have been called up to the border as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

IDF soldiers chant songs and prayers as they await further instructions along the border of Gaza. These men are part of an additional 18,000 soldiers that have been called up to the border as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

 The sun sets in a peaceful Ramallah as the war in Gaza rages on just miles away. 

The sun sets in a peaceful Ramallah as the war in Gaza rages on just miles away. 

 Motor rockets can be heard going off as close as 500 meters away as the soldiers gather to receive further command as the ground incursion begins as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

Motor rockets can be heard going off as close as 500 meters away as the soldiers gather to receive further command as the ground incursion begins as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

 Soldiers watch the news and eat ice-cream in a gas station close to their base on the border of Gaza/Israel.

Soldiers watch the news and eat ice-cream in a gas station close to their base on the border of Gaza/Israel.

 A solider checks his night vision device while awaiting instructions on the north eastern border of Gaza and Israel. 18,000 soldiers were called up to the border of Gaza in addition to the 40,000 that area already in position.

A solider checks his night vision device while awaiting instructions on the north eastern border of Gaza and Israel. 18,000 soldiers were called up to the border of Gaza in addition to the 40,000 that area already in position.

 Soldiers wait aside their APC tanks along the Israel border, as smoke plumes up from Gaza in the background. 

Soldiers wait aside their APC tanks along the Israel border, as smoke plumes up from Gaza in the background. 

 Israeli soldiers pray before their deployment into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. 

Israeli soldiers pray before their deployment into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. 

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows journalist IDF footage of Hamas militants launching rockets in civilian dense locations during a press conference in Jerusalem.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows journalist IDF footage of Hamas militants launching rockets in civilian dense locations during a press conference in Jerusalem.

 A stranger kisses the body of Mohammed during a funeral precession in East Jerusalem. Doctors and staff perform a traditional funeral outside Al-Makassed hospital for the funeral of the young man from Gaza. He arrived at 3am earlier in the day but didn't make it through the night.

A stranger kisses the body of Mohammed during a funeral precession in East Jerusalem. Doctors and staff perform a traditional funeral outside Al-Makassed hospital for the funeral of the young man from Gaza. He arrived at 3am earlier in the day but didn't make it through the night.

 Police separate peace activists with homemade banners from right wing extremists on the steps of Zion Square. Each side yells chants and slogans at each other as the police carefully watch the situation. 

Police separate peace activists with homemade banners from right wing extremists on the steps of Zion Square. Each side yells chants and slogans at each other as the police carefully watch the situation. 

 Young men throw rocks at the Israeli Defense Forces in a violent clash in Hebron, West Bank. 

Young men throw rocks at the Israeli Defense Forces in a violent clash in Hebron, West Bank. 

 Young children with right wing stickers displayed look on as the protestors continue to fight with one another. 

Young children with right wing stickers displayed look on as the protestors continue to fight with one another. 

 Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

 A photo a Saja before her accident sits on the bed across from her. Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a missile hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

A photo a Saja before her accident sits on the bed across from her. Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a missile hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

 Ahad, 14, is coming out of a coma in Al-MaKassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. She is unaware that her parents didn't survive the attack.

Ahad, 14, is coming out of a coma in Al-MaKassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. She is unaware that her parents didn't survive the attack.

 A community pool in kibbutz Nirim is now a temporary home stay to thirty to forty soldiers - many who are from the surrounding region. Because Nirim is in direct and constant threat from Gazan militants, soldiers have been stationed at the kibbutz to ensure additional safety and provide emergency response teams.

A community pool in kibbutz Nirim is now a temporary home stay to thirty to forty soldiers - many who are from the surrounding region. Because Nirim is in direct and constant threat from Gazan militants, soldiers have been stationed at the kibbutz to ensure additional safety and provide emergency response teams.

 Palestinian women put stickers on Israeli products in Bethlehem, West Bank as part of the Palestinian boycott movement. 

Palestinian women put stickers on Israeli products in Bethlehem, West Bank as part of the Palestinian boycott movement. 

 The grandfather of a young victim from Gaza speaks to doctors about his grandson's condition in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem. The child has lost both parents, a brother, and a sister in the attack where he sustained his injuries.

The grandfather of a young victim from Gaza speaks to doctors about his grandson's condition in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem. The child has lost both parents, a brother, and a sister in the attack where he sustained his injuries.

 Mohammad is prepared for his funeral precession in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem before his body is transported back to Gaza for burial. The Gazan came in at 3am but did not make it through the night. 

Mohammad is prepared for his funeral precession in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem before his body is transported back to Gaza for burial. The Gazan came in at 3am but did not make it through the night. 

 Against the back drop of the Separation Barrier, demonstrators hurl rocks over the wall and toward the IDF.

Against the back drop of the Separation Barrier, demonstrators hurl rocks over the wall and toward the IDF.

 A Palestinian protestor preps his sling shot in a silhouette of tear-gas and smoke. 

A Palestinian protestor preps his sling shot in a silhouette of tear-gas and smoke. 

 Ambulances line the street as hundreds of injured protestors start being brought up from the front of the demonstration.

Ambulances line the street as hundreds of injured protestors start being brought up from the front of the demonstration.

A keffiyeh clad demonstrator holds up a peace sign while clutching a rock at Qalandia checkpoint as the fire and protest roars behind him during the largest protest of the summer in the West Bank - the 48Thousand March. 23rd July, 2014. 

Protesters gather rocks and adjust slingshots in the fog of tear-gas and smoke that has descended Qalandia checkpoint. 48Thousand March. 23rd July 2014. 

The march disintegrated quickly once the protestors reached Qalandia checkpoint. Qalandia is one of the largest and most trafficked checkpoints that separates the West Bank from Israel, more specifically Ramallah from Jerusalem. 

While the evenings protest was still in its early stages, a demonstrator holds up a newspaper with an image from Gaza prominently displayed as thousands gathers around the main junction of Al-Amari Refugee Camp waiting for the demonstrations to begin.

Two protestors survey the crowd in the growingly popular ‘V for Vendetta’ mask. Concealing your identity can be crucial at these sort of demonstrations for Palestinians participating in protests fear that the Israeli military will use photos from demonstrations like these to accuse them of breaking laws.

A Palestinian protestor throws a tire onto the flames. The smoke from the fire often creates a smoke screen between the protestors and the IDF, leaving visibility between the two side at times nonexistent.

Mourners look off into the distance at the state funeral of the three murdered Israeli teenagers - Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah.

A rocket sticks out of the ground in a field that surrounds kibbutz Nirim - located only two kilometers from the south eastern Gaza border. 

Men chant and wait for their communities annual sacrifice to begin on Mount Gerizim. This ancient community of Samaritans is one of the oldest religions in the world consisting of roughly seven hundred people today. 

A child plays with a toy rifle at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

A child faints from the overbearing heat and dense crowd during the state funeral for the three murdered Israeli teenagers. 1 July 2014.

A little boy looks back at commuters on a packed bus in Ramallah as the radio reports the discovery of the three missing Israeli teen's bodies in the West Bank. 

Right-wing protestors taunt peace activists at a rally in Zion Square, Jerusalem, during Operation Protective Edge. Right-wing protestors take to the streets weekly to hand out leaflets highlighting their objectives and harassing Arab citizens and workers. 

The aunt of Ahad, an injured child from Gaza, peers through the curtains of her niece's hospital bed. Ahad was granted special passage from the Strip to an East Jerusalem hospital because of the severity of her condition. Each patient is allowed one family member to accompany them on the journey.  It is Ahad's aunt who is caring for young girl in Jerusalem because both of Ahad's parents were killed by the missile that hit their home. 

Pilgrims find shade and a bench to rest on during the Christian religious holiday of Good Friday. Christian Pilgrims come from around the world to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa to commemorate his crucifixion and death.
 

A group of boys from the Israeli settlement of El Ad cautiously addresses strangers passing by as they try to erect a large homemade banner on the evening the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were discovered.

"We won't forget and we won't forgive": reads a homemade banner on the evening of the discovery of the bodies of the three missing teenage Israeli boys. 

A women smile as she prepares traditional tea.

Israeli soldiers play with children of the day of New Passover - a holiday celebrated by the Black Hebrew Israelites of Dimona, a small minority group which is based in the center of the Negev Desert. The community is mainly made up of groups of African Americans who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. 

The Black Hebrews consider themselves as the true descendants of the ancient Israelites, although they are generally not recognized as Jews by the larger Jewish community. 

A Jewish woman puts her head in her hand in distress at a prayer vigil that is held for the missing teenage Israeli boys. The teenagers had been missing for four nights.

A prayer vigil at the Western Wall brings thousands to come and pray for the safe return of the three missing teenage boy's four days after they went missing.

Extreme right protestors yell chants and sing song over peace-protestors in Jerusalem's Zion Square. Since the boy's went missing in the beginning of June, these right wing protestors have taken to the streets weekly to spread their message, as well as target and harass Arab citizens. One of their chants is 'Death to Arabs'. Police and peace activists show up in equal numbers to abate the situation. 

A couple embrace during a extreme right protest in Jerusalem. The protest didn't have a license and the police were present to make sure the demonstration was contained.

Palestinians observe a general strike called in solidarity with Gaza. Store owners across the West Bank shut their doors in a protest again Operation Protective Edge.  

A colorful display a fruit and vegetable is for sale for the upcoming feast once Ramadan is broken. Despite the war going on in neighboring Gaza, Hebron city center still opens to eager costumers. This is the high shopping season for many Palestinians observing Ramadan.

A store owner in Ramallah stands inside his closed shop as Palestinians across the West Bank observe a general strike against the Israel/Gaza war. 

Nof Ayalon, the community where one of the three murdered teenage boys lived, lit candles and mourn the lose of their loved one. 30 June 2014.

Community members of Nof Ayalon - home to 17-year-old Naftali Frankel - gather to mourn in the early hours of the morning after receiving news that Naftali, and his two friends, were discovered dead. 30 June 2014.

Families get out of their vehicles and run for cover as Red Alert sirens signaling on coming rockets from Gaza go off in Tel Aviv during Operation Protective Edge. 

An Eritrean christian receives a blessing from a leader of the Christian community. The gentlemen is part of a protest from asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center who have left the establishment to protest living conditions for them in Israel.

Three men rest under the shape of small trees as they protest the living conditions in Holot Detention Center. 

Three girls mourn for the death of their fellow countrymen at the state funeral of Naftali Fraenkel, Yaakov Naftali, and Eyal Yifrah.

A soldier waits with equipment on the Israel/Gaza border as the ground incursion begins for Operation Protective Edge. An additional 18,000 soldiers are being called up to the border of Gaza to supplement the 40,000 soldiers already in position. 

Buses of Israeli Defense Forces alight on the Israel/Gaza as the ground incursion phase of Operation Protective Edge begins. 

Smokes can be seen rising up in Gaza from the border community of kibbutz Zikim during Operation Protective Edge. 

IDF soldiers chant songs and prayers as they await further instructions along the border of Gaza. These men are part of an additional 18,000 soldiers that have been called up to the border as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

The sun sets in a peaceful Ramallah as the war in Gaza rages on just miles away. 

Motor rockets can be heard going off as close as 500 meters away as the soldiers gather to receive further command as the ground incursion begins as part of Operation Protective Edge. 

Soldiers watch the news and eat ice-cream in a gas station close to their base on the border of Gaza/Israel.

A solider checks his night vision device while awaiting instructions on the north eastern border of Gaza and Israel. 18,000 soldiers were called up to the border of Gaza in addition to the 40,000 that area already in position.

Soldiers wait aside their APC tanks along the Israel border, as smoke plumes up from Gaza in the background. 

Israeli soldiers pray before their deployment into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows journalist IDF footage of Hamas militants launching rockets in civilian dense locations during a press conference in Jerusalem.

A stranger kisses the body of Mohammed during a funeral precession in East Jerusalem. Doctors and staff perform a traditional funeral outside Al-Makassed hospital for the funeral of the young man from Gaza. He arrived at 3am earlier in the day but didn't make it through the night.

Police separate peace activists with homemade banners from right wing extremists on the steps of Zion Square. Each side yells chants and slogans at each other as the police carefully watch the situation. 

Young men throw rocks at the Israeli Defense Forces in a violent clash in Hebron, West Bank. 

Young children with right wing stickers displayed look on as the protestors continue to fight with one another. 

Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

A photo a Saja before her accident sits on the bed across from her. Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a missile hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.

Ahad, 14, is coming out of a coma in Al-MaKassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. She is unaware that her parents didn't survive the attack.

A community pool in kibbutz Nirim is now a temporary home stay to thirty to forty soldiers - many who are from the surrounding region. Because Nirim is in direct and constant threat from Gazan militants, soldiers have been stationed at the kibbutz to ensure additional safety and provide emergency response teams.

Palestinian women put stickers on Israeli products in Bethlehem, West Bank as part of the Palestinian boycott movement. 

The grandfather of a young victim from Gaza speaks to doctors about his grandson's condition in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem. The child has lost both parents, a brother, and a sister in the attack where he sustained his injuries.

Mohammad is prepared for his funeral precession in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem before his body is transported back to Gaza for burial. The Gazan came in at 3am but did not make it through the night. 

Against the back drop of the Separation Barrier, demonstrators hurl rocks over the wall and toward the IDF.

A Palestinian protestor preps his sling shot in a silhouette of tear-gas and smoke. 

Ambulances line the street as hundreds of injured protestors start being brought up from the front of the demonstration.

 A keffiyeh clad demonstrator holds up a peace sign while clutching a rock at Qalandia checkpoint as the fire and protest roars behind him during the largest protest of the summer in the West Bank - the 48Thousand March. 23rd July, 2014. 
 Protesters gather rocks and adjust slingshots in the fog of tear-gas and smoke that has descended Qalandia checkpoint. 48Thousand March. 23rd July 2014. 
 The march disintegrated quickly once the protestors reached Qalandia checkpoint. Qalandia is one of the largest and most trafficked checkpoints that separates the West Bank from Israel, more specifically Ramallah from Jerusalem. 
 While the evenings protest was still in its early stages, a demonstrator holds up a newspaper with an image from Gaza prominently displayed as thousands gathers around the main junction of Al-Amari Refugee Camp waiting for the demonstrations to begin.
 Two protestors survey the crowd in the growingly popular ‘V for Vendetta’ mask. Concealing your identity can be crucial at these sort of demonstrations for Palestinians participating in protests fear that the Israeli military will use photos from demonstrations like these to accuse them of breaking laws.
 A Palestinian protestor throws a tire onto the flames. The smoke from the fire often creates a smoke screen between the protestors and the IDF, leaving visibility between the two side at times nonexistent.
 Mourners look off into the distance at the state funeral of the three murdered Israeli teenagers - Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shaer, and Eyal Yifrah.
 A rocket sticks out of the ground in a field that surrounds kibbutz Nirim - located only two kilometers from the south eastern Gaza border. 
 Men chant and wait for their communities annual sacrifice to begin on Mount Gerizim. This ancient community of Samaritans is one of the oldest religions in the world consisting of roughly seven hundred people today. 
 A child plays with a toy rifle at Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
 A child faints from the overbearing heat and dense crowd during the state funeral for the three murdered Israeli teenagers. 1 July 2014.
 A little boy looks back at commuters on a packed bus in Ramallah as the radio reports the discovery of the three missing Israeli teen's bodies in the West Bank. 
 Right-wing protestors taunt peace activists at a rally in Zion Square, Jerusalem, during Operation Protective Edge. Right-wing protestors take to the streets weekly to hand out leaflets highlighting their objectives and harassing Arab citizens and workers. 
 The aunt of Ahad, an injured child from Gaza, peers through the curtains of her niece's hospital bed. Ahad was granted special passage from the Strip to an East Jerusalem hospital because of the severity of her condition. Each patient is allowed one family member to accompany them on the journey.  It is Ahad's aunt who is caring for young girl in Jerusalem because both of Ahad's parents were killed by the missile that hit their home. 
 Pilgrims find shade and a bench to rest on during the Christian religious holiday of Good Friday. Christian Pilgrims come from around the world to walk in the steps of Jesus Christ along the Via Dolorosa to commemorate his crucifixion and death.  
 A group of boys from the Israeli settlement of El Ad cautiously addresses strangers passing by as they try to erect a large homemade banner on the evening the bodies of the three missing Israeli teenagers were discovered.
 " We won't forget and we won't forgive": reads a homemade banner on the evening of the discovery of the bodies of the three missing teenage Israeli boys. 
 A women smile as she prepares traditional tea.
 Israeli soldiers play with children of the day of New Passover - a holiday celebrated by the Black Hebrew Israelites of Dimona, a small minority group which is based in the center of the Negev Desert. The community is mainly made up of groups of African Americans who believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites. 
  The Black Hebrews consider themselves as the true descendants of the ancient Israelites, although they are   generally not recognized as Jews by the larger Jewish community. 
 A Jewish woman puts her head in her hand in distress at a prayer vigil that is held for the missing teenage Israeli boys. The teenagers had been missing for four nights.
 A prayer vigil at the Western Wall brings thousands to come and pray for the safe return of the three missing teenage boy's four days after they went missing.
 Extreme right protestors yell chants and sing song over peace-protestors in Jerusalem's Zion Square. Since the boy's went missing in the beginning of June, these right wing protestors have taken to the streets weekly to spread their message, as well as target and harass Arab citizens. One of their chants is 'Death to Arabs'. Police and peace activists show up in equal numbers to abate the situation. 
 A couple embrace during a extreme right protest in Jerusalem. The protest didn't have a license and the police were present to make sure the demonstration was contained.
  Palestinians observe a general strike called in solidarity with Gaza. Store owners across the West Bank shut their doors in a protest again Operation Protective Edge.  
 A colorful display a fruit and vegetable is for sale for the upcoming feast once Ramadan is broken. Despite the war going on in neighboring Gaza, Hebron city center still opens to eager costumers. This is the high shopping season for many Palestinians observing Ramadan.
 A store owner in Ramallah stands inside his closed shop as Palestinians across the West Bank observe a general strike against the Israel/Gaza war. 
 Nof Ayalon, the community where one of the three murdered teenage boys lived, lit candles and mourn the lose of their loved one. 30 June 2014.
 Community members of Nof Ayalon - home to 17-year-old Naftali Frankel - gather to mourn in the early hours of the morning after receiving news that Naftali, and his two friends, were discovered dead. 30 June 2014.
 Families get out of their vehicles and run for cover as Red Alert sirens signaling on coming rockets from Gaza go off in Tel Aviv during Operation Protective Edge. 
 An Eritrean christian receives a blessing from a leader of the Christian community. The gentlemen is part of a protest from asylum seekers in Holot Detention Center who have left the establishment to protest living conditions for them in Israel.
 Three men rest under the shape of small trees as they protest the living conditions in Holot Detention Center. 
 Three girls mourn for the death of their fellow countrymen at the state funeral of Naftali Fraenkel, Yaakov Naftali, and Eyal Yifrah.
 A soldier waits with equipment on the Israel/Gaza border as the ground incursion begins for Operation Protective Edge. An additional 18,000 soldiers are being called up to the border of Gaza to supplement the 40,000 soldiers already in position. 
 Buses of Israeli Defense Forces alight on the Israel/Gaza as the ground incursion phase of Operation Protective Edge begins. 
 Smokes can be seen rising up in Gaza from the border community of kibbutz Zikim during Operation Protective Edge. 
 IDF soldiers chant songs and prayers as they await further instructions along the border of Gaza. These men are part of an additional 18,000 soldiers that have been called up to the border as part of Operation Protective Edge. 
 The sun sets in a peaceful Ramallah as the war in Gaza rages on just miles away. 
 Motor rockets can be heard going off as close as 500 meters away as the soldiers gather to receive further command as the ground incursion begins as part of Operation Protective Edge. 
 Soldiers watch the news and eat ice-cream in a gas station close to their base on the border of Gaza/Israel.
 A solider checks his night vision device while awaiting instructions on the north eastern border of Gaza and Israel. 18,000 soldiers were called up to the border of Gaza in addition to the 40,000 that area already in position.
 Soldiers wait aside their APC tanks along the Israel border, as smoke plumes up from Gaza in the background. 
 Israeli soldiers pray before their deployment into Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. 
 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shows journalist IDF footage of Hamas militants launching rockets in civilian dense locations during a press conference in Jerusalem.
 A stranger kisses the body of Mohammed during a funeral precession in East Jerusalem. Doctors and staff perform a traditional funeral outside Al-Makassed hospital for the funeral of the young man from Gaza. He arrived at 3am earlier in the day but didn't make it through the night.
 Police separate peace activists with homemade banners from right wing extremists on the steps of Zion Square. Each side yells chants and slogans at each other as the police carefully watch the situation. 
 Young men throw rocks at the Israeli Defense Forces in a violent clash in Hebron, West Bank. 
 Young children with right wing stickers displayed look on as the protestors continue to fight with one another. 
 Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.
 A photo a Saja before her accident sits on the bed across from her. Saja is the only one of her family that was injured when a missile hit her home in Gaza. She has been in a coma since July 11 and is waiting to undergo reconstructive skull surgery.
 Ahad, 14, is coming out of a coma in Al-MaKassed Hospital in East Jerusalem. She is unaware that her parents didn't survive the attack.
 A community pool in kibbutz Nirim is now a temporary home stay to thirty to forty soldiers - many who are from the surrounding region. Because Nirim is in direct and constant threat from Gazan militants, soldiers have been stationed at the kibbutz to ensure additional safety and provide emergency response teams.
 Palestinian women put stickers on Israeli products in Bethlehem, West Bank as part of the Palestinian boycott movement. 
 The grandfather of a young victim from Gaza speaks to doctors about his grandson's condition in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem. The child has lost both parents, a brother, and a sister in the attack where he sustained his injuries.
 Mohammad is prepared for his funeral precession in Al MaKassed Hospital, East Jerusalem before his body is transported back to Gaza for burial. The Gazan came in at 3am but did not make it through the night. 
 Against the back drop of the Separation Barrier, demonstrators hurl rocks over the wall and toward the IDF.
 A Palestinian protestor preps his sling shot in a silhouette of tear-gas and smoke. 
 Ambulances line the street as hundreds of injured protestors start being brought up from the front of the demonstration.