9 viral photos from the Israel-Palestine conflict that will give you goosebumps

Published November 5th, 2015 - 08:49 GMT

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The century-long Israel-Palestine conflict has perhaps produced more viral images than any war in history. It's been compared to Hollywood and to "cowboys and Indians." For decades, TV networks have relied on footage of Jewish soldiers clashing with keffiyeh-clad Palestinian protesters to boost their ratings. Meanwhile, Palestinians have themselves relied on the media to publicize their plight to a world that otherwise wouldn't notice them. Here are nine photos from the conflict that struck an emotional chord worldwide and brought attention to the Palestinian struggle for freedom. 

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Palestinian families forced out of their homes during the 1948 “Nakba” cross the Jordan River while carrying their belongings on their backs. The image goes down in history for illustrating the incredible burden placed on Palestinians by Zionism.
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Image 1 of 9:  1 / 9Palestinian families forced out of their homes during the 1948 “Nakba” cross the Jordan River while carrying their belongings on their backs. The image goes down in history for illustrating the incredible burden placed on Palestinians by Zionism.

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During the Second Intifada, 12-year-old Muhammed al Durrah is fatally shot while cowering behind a stone wall with his father in the middle of a Gaza firefight. The incident is captured on film. For Palestinians, it epitomizes the brutality of the IDF. Many Jews, however, believe the film was doctored to make them look bad. (Talal Abu Rahma)
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Image 2 of 9:  2 / 9During the Second Intifada, 12-year-old Muhammed al Durrah is fatally shot while cowering behind a stone wall with his father in the middle of a Gaza firefight. The incident is captured on film. For Palestinians, it epitomizes the brutality of the IDF. Many Jews, however, believe the film was doctored to make them look bad. (Talal Abu Rahma)

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This photo taken by Associated Press photographer Nasser Ishtayeh in 2005 shows a 75-year-old Palestinian woman hugging an olive tree that was allegedly damaged by Jewish settlers near Nablus. Odeh’s pained expression strikes an emotional chord. Nearly 100,000 Palestinians rely on olive farming to survive.
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Image 3 of 9:  3 / 9This photo taken by Associated Press photographer Nasser Ishtayeh in 2005 shows a 75-year-old Palestinian woman hugging an olive tree that was allegedly damaged by Jewish settlers near Nablus. Odeh’s pained expression strikes an emotional chord. Nearly 100,000 Palestinians rely on olive farming to survive.

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This image of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl named Ahed Tamimi shaking her fist at an Israeli soldier in the West Bank in 2012 was an international sensation. After it was taken, Tamimi flew to Turkey to have breakfast with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gave her an award for her courage.
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Image 4 of 9:  4 / 9This image of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl named Ahed Tamimi shaking her fist at an Israeli soldier in the West Bank in 2012 was an international sensation. After it was taken, Tamimi flew to Turkey to have breakfast with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gave her an award for her courage.

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Ahed Tamimi strikes again! Now aged 15, the brave young lady is shown in another viral photo biting the hand of an Israeli soldier who was trying to arrest her brother, 12, for throwing stones. The photo caused an uproar: “An army that fights children and chases them as they flee is an army that has lost its conscience,” wrote Haaretz.
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Image 5 of 9:  5 / 9Ahed Tamimi strikes again! Now aged 15, the brave young lady is shown in another viral photo biting the hand of an Israeli soldier who was trying to arrest her brother, 12, for throwing stones. The photo caused an uproar: “An army that fights children and chases them as they flee is an army that has lost its conscience,” wrote Haaretz.

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A Palestinian lawyer in his court robes kicks a can of tear gas back towards Israeli soldiers on Oct. 12 near Ramallah during a rally in solidarity with protesters at Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem. The pic skyrockets to the top of Reddit a few days later. (Majdi Mohammed Shteih)
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Image 6 of 9:  6 / 9A Palestinian lawyer in his court robes kicks a can of tear gas back towards Israeli soldiers on Oct. 12 near Ramallah during a rally in solidarity with protesters at Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem. The pic skyrockets to the top of Reddit a few days later. (Majdi Mohammed Shteih)

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This photo showing Palestinian protester Maher Farrukh chasing an Israeli soldier in the West Bank with what appears to be a stone in his hand went viral earlier this year because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the righteous rage of the native Arab population of Palestine towards its occupier overlords.
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Image 7 of 9:  7 / 9This photo showing Palestinian protester Maher Farrukh chasing an Israeli soldier in the West Bank with what appears to be a stone in his hand went viral earlier this year because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the righteous rage of the native Arab population of Palestine towards its occupier overlords.

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This 2014 image by photographer Menahem Kahana shows an Orthodox Jewish man and a Palestinian protester in Jerusalem getting ready to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. The Jewish man is a member of Neturei Karta, a religious Jewish group opposed to the idea of Israel on the grounds that only the messiah can create a Jewish state.
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Image 8 of 9:  8 / 9This 2014 image by photographer Menahem Kahana shows an Orthodox Jewish man and a Palestinian protester in Jerusalem getting ready to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. The Jewish man is a member of Neturei Karta, a religious Jewish group opposed to the idea of Israel on the grounds that only the messiah can create a Jewish state.

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This photo taken in July shows two Palestinian men protecting an Israeli policewoman during a clash between Israeli soldiers, religious Jewish settlers, and Palestinian olive farmers. The two Palestinians pictured were later abused by fellow Palestinians for helping an Israeli. (Shaul Golan)
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Image 9 of 9:  9 / 9This photo taken in July shows two Palestinian men protecting an Israeli policewoman during a clash between Israeli soldiers, religious Jewish settlers, and Palestinian olive farmers. The two Palestinians pictured were later abused by fellow Palestinians for helping an Israeli. (Shaul Golan)

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Palestinian families forced out of their homes during the 1948 “Nakba” cross the Jordan River while carrying their belongings on their backs. The image goes down in history for illustrating the incredible burden placed on Palestinians by Zionism.

Image 1 of 9Palestinian families forced out of their homes during the 1948 “Nakba” cross the Jordan River while carrying their belongings on their backs. The image goes down in history for illustrating the incredible burden placed on Palestinians by Zionism.

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During the Second Intifada, 12-year-old Muhammed al Durrah is fatally shot while cowering behind a stone wall with his father in the middle of a Gaza firefight. The incident is captured on film. For Palestinians, it epitomizes the brutality of the IDF. Many Jews, however, believe the film was doctored to make them look bad. (Talal Abu Rahma)

Image 2 of 9During the Second Intifada, 12-year-old Muhammed al Durrah is fatally shot while cowering behind a stone wall with his father in the middle of a Gaza firefight. The incident is captured on film. For Palestinians, it epitomizes the brutality of the IDF. Many Jews, however, believe the film was doctored to make them look bad. (Talal Abu Rahma)

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This photo taken by Associated Press photographer Nasser Ishtayeh in 2005 shows a 75-year-old Palestinian woman hugging an olive tree that was allegedly damaged by Jewish settlers near Nablus. Odeh’s pained expression strikes an emotional chord. Nearly 100,000 Palestinians rely on olive farming to survive.

Image 3 of 9This photo taken by Associated Press photographer Nasser Ishtayeh in 2005 shows a 75-year-old Palestinian woman hugging an olive tree that was allegedly damaged by Jewish settlers near Nablus. Odeh’s pained expression strikes an emotional chord. Nearly 100,000 Palestinians rely on olive farming to survive.

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This image of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl named Ahed Tamimi shaking her fist at an Israeli soldier in the West Bank in 2012 was an international sensation. After it was taken, Tamimi flew to Turkey to have breakfast with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gave her an award for her courage.

Image 4 of 9This image of an 11-year-old Palestinian girl named Ahed Tamimi shaking her fist at an Israeli soldier in the West Bank in 2012 was an international sensation. After it was taken, Tamimi flew to Turkey to have breakfast with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who gave her an award for her courage.

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Ahed Tamimi strikes again! Now aged 15, the brave young lady is shown in another viral photo biting the hand of an Israeli soldier who was trying to arrest her brother, 12, for throwing stones. The photo caused an uproar: “An army that fights children and chases them as they flee is an army that has lost its conscience,” wrote Haaretz.

Image 5 of 9Ahed Tamimi strikes again! Now aged 15, the brave young lady is shown in another viral photo biting the hand of an Israeli soldier who was trying to arrest her brother, 12, for throwing stones. The photo caused an uproar: “An army that fights children and chases them as they flee is an army that has lost its conscience,” wrote Haaretz.

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A Palestinian lawyer in his court robes kicks a can of tear gas back towards Israeli soldiers on Oct. 12 near Ramallah during a rally in solidarity with protesters at Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem. The pic skyrockets to the top of Reddit a few days later. (Majdi Mohammed Shteih)

Image 6 of 9A Palestinian lawyer in his court robes kicks a can of tear gas back towards Israeli soldiers on Oct. 12 near Ramallah during a rally in solidarity with protesters at Haram al Sharif in Jerusalem. The pic skyrockets to the top of Reddit a few days later. (Majdi Mohammed Shteih)

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This photo showing Palestinian protester Maher Farrukh chasing an Israeli soldier in the West Bank with what appears to be a stone in his hand went viral earlier this year because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the righteous rage of the native Arab population of Palestine towards its occupier overlords.

Image 7 of 9This photo showing Palestinian protester Maher Farrukh chasing an Israeli soldier in the West Bank with what appears to be a stone in his hand went viral earlier this year because it seemed to perfectly encapsulate the righteous rage of the native Arab population of Palestine towards its occupier overlords.

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This 2014 image by photographer Menahem Kahana shows an Orthodox Jewish man and a Palestinian protester in Jerusalem getting ready to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. The Jewish man is a member of Neturei Karta, a religious Jewish group opposed to the idea of Israel on the grounds that only the messiah can create a Jewish state.

Image 8 of 9This 2014 image by photographer Menahem Kahana shows an Orthodox Jewish man and a Palestinian protester in Jerusalem getting ready to throw stones at Israeli soldiers. The Jewish man is a member of Neturei Karta, a religious Jewish group opposed to the idea of Israel on the grounds that only the messiah can create a Jewish state.

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This photo taken in July shows two Palestinian men protecting an Israeli policewoman during a clash between Israeli soldiers, religious Jewish settlers, and Palestinian olive farmers. The two Palestinians pictured were later abused by fellow Palestinians for helping an Israeli. (Shaul Golan)

Image 9 of 9This photo taken in July shows two Palestinian men protecting an Israeli policewoman during a clash between Israeli soldiers, religious Jewish settlers, and Palestinian olive farmers. The two Palestinians pictured were later abused by fellow Palestinians for helping an Israeli. (Shaul Golan)

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