According to Wikipedia, “Palestine is a geographic region in Western Asia between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. It is sometimes considered to include adjoining territories. The name was used by Ancient Greek writers, and was later used for the Roman province Syria Palestina, the Byzantine Palaestina Prima, and the Islamic provincial district of Jund Filastin. The region is also known as the “Land of Israel”, the “Holy Land” or “Promised Land.” But truth be told, the real situation of this historical and important region has been the setting for one the most violent wars for territory in the world, which makes their population constantly live in fear of further war. Here’s some incredible pictures showing the sad and cruel reality of life in Palestine, all of which will probably make you thankful to be living where you are.
#1 Kids At War
Palestinian children pose for a picture on a pile of dirt after a massive air strike.
#2 The City In Ruins
Thousand of Palestinians in the ruins after another day of intense bombing.
#3 Holes In The Walls
Young guys trying to keep living as normal, amongst bullet holes in the wall and total destruction of their homeland.
#4 Stolen Youth
When you need to grow up quickly, you soon realize that life isn’t a fairytale after all.
#5 Sweet Dreams
Sometimes we lose sleep over some silly things, and forget how blessed we truly are.
Time to face the reality of what has occurred, and rebuild what once was.
#7 No Time For Fun
Football? Playing outside? Sports? Not for these poor Palestinian kids.
Dramatic picture showing how sometimes hope is all we have.
#9 Fragile Window
The fear of another attack through a window which got broken in the last one.
#10 New Beginning
The sad reality of Palestinian families starting a new life in a refugee camp.
#11 When All Is Gone
Dirt and wreckage is all that is left for these poor people.
#12 Light A Fire
Surrounded by the mess of humanity.
#13 The Future
Rebuilding and hoping and praying for a better life is the daily reality of the Palestinian people.
#14 Simple Things
A day riding in the trunk of a car with some friends brings a temporary smile to these brave kids.
#15 Begging For Help
Humanitarian help and a new chance at life is all the Palestinians are begging for.
#16 Looking To The Sea
A little bit of peace and contemplation to remind them of their hopes and dreams.
#17 Dig In
Little kids working hard to dig holes in a Palestinian refugee camp.
#18 The Sad Reality
Destruction, wreckage, cruelty everywhere…