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These are the images from Gaza that are too graphic for many US news outlets to publish


Human misery is hard to look at. But it's one way to understand the true cost of warfare

Israeli air strikes killed 22 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, including fifteen women and children. That leaves the two-day death toll at 43. More than 370 people have so far been wounded.

Those numbers don't convey the horror of what's happening right now in Gaza. Neither do most of the photographs you'll find in news media. Streets and buildings have been blasted to rubble, yes. People are broken and mourning. Those things must be documented. But too often, we hide from the most graphic scenes of violence and death.
This page will do that documenting, and it will be updated as new images continue to appear. This is the cost of war.

The father of Palestinian baby Ranim al-Gafur carries her body during a funeral ceremony for Ranim and her mother, Amal, on July 9, 2014 after they were both killed today in an Israeli air strike in the town of Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip. (SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Emergency responders carry the body of a man, found under the rubble of his house following an Israeli airstrike on Maghazi refugee camp in central Gaza Strip on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man looks at the bodies of two young Palestinians at a morgue in the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, following an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A dead Palestinian child, Mohammed Malaka, 2, is brought to the morgue at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, follwoing an Israeli air strike on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)





A Palestinian man holds the drawer of a morgue fridge, where 2-year-old Mohammed Malaka is being kept before burial, at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Relatives and friends of the al-Kaware family carry seven bodies to the mosque during a funeral in Khan Yunis, in the Gaza Strip, on July 9, 2014. The father, a member of the Fatah movement, and his six young sons were all killed the day before in an Israeli air strike that targeted their home. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian looks at the body of a boy killed in an Israeli air strike at a morgue in the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City, on July 9, 2014. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A wounded man is brought into the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 9, 2014 following an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man carries his wounded daughter into the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 9, 2014 following an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A wounded Palestinian girl is treated by medics at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 9, 2014 following an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A wounded Palestinian boy is treated by medics at the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 9, 2014 following an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Wounded children are brought into the the al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on July 9, 2014 following an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian man removes bloody cushions from an outdoor sitting area following an Israeli air strike in Beit Hanun, in the northern of Gaza Strip on July 9 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinian relatives of Ahmed Mehdi, 14, stand next to his body at a hospital in Gaza City on July 8, 2014 after his was killed in an Israeli air strike. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A Palestinian paramedic shows the remains of four people from the same family after their home was targeted during an Israeli air strike on July 8, 2014 in the Gaza Strip town of Khan Yunis. In the worst strike, a missile slammed into a house in the southern part of the city killing seven people, among them two teenagers, and wounding 25, emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra told AFP. Witnesses said an Israeli drone fired a warning flare, prompting relatives and neighbors to gather at the house as a human shield. But shortly afterwards, an F-16 warplane fired a missile that leveled the building. (THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian men look at the body of killed Hamas fighter Rashad Yassin, 28, in the morgue of the al-Aqsa hospital in Deir al-Balah, in the central Gaza Strip on July 8, 2014. Five Palestinians were killed as Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza at the start of a new campaign to stamp out rocket fire by Hamas militants on southern Israel. (MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians remove the body of a man from a vehicle targeted in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on July 8, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

Fire fighters extinguish a vehicle targeted in an Israeli airstrike on Gaza City on July 8, 2014. (MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)



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