Silver 2019 / Editorial / Conflict

Gaza Border Protests

  • Photographer
    Ricardo Garcia Vilanova
  • Agency / Studio
  • Prizes
    Silver in Editorial/Conflict

For more than six months, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have protested along the fence with Israel demanding their right to return to the homes and land their families were expelled from 70 years ago. The Great March of Return rallies culminated on May 15 to mark what Palestinians refer to as the Nakba, or Catastrophe - a reference to the forced removal of 750,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages to clear the way for Israel's establishment in 1948. Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed 220 Palestinians and wounded more than 22,000 people.

Freelance photographer for 15 years. Specialized in conflict zones and humanitarian crises. During the last few years he has covered the Arab springs , the ISIS conflict and continues today with several trips a year focused on Libya, Syria and Iraq, he has also worked on Other countries such as Afghanistan, CAR, Nigeria, Niger, Chad,Sudan, Haiti, Palestine, Yemen. Lebanon, Egypt, Tunisia, Bolivia, among others.