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Israeli journalist archives lives of Palestinian citizens

Jewish Israeli photojournalist Miki Kratsman has been posting photos of Palestinians he took while covering the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for over 30 years, and asking about what happened to them.
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Miki Kratsman is a Jewish Israeli photojournalist who was born in Argentina. On his Facebook page, “People I Met,” launched on Dec. 2, 2013, he posted Aug. 24 a photo that he offered to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology at Harvard University, and which is part of his project focusing on images of Palestinians who have died and are identified as shahids, or martyrs. It is a photograph that he took 12 years ago of Abdel Rahman Skafi, a Palestinian child, in Shajaiya neighborhood in eastern Gaza City.

Above every photo that includes the date it was taken on his Facebook page, Kratsman, 56, asks the question of what happened to the people in the photograph. Skafi’s photo is one of the ones that got the attention of his friends after he was killed in an attack by the Israeli army that claimed the lives of 60 people and wounded more than 200 during the war on the Gaza Strip in 2014.

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