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Kibbutz Be'eri
Tkuma, in the south of Israel — cars belonging to participants of the Supernova Festival destroyed by Hamas
Fanny, internally displaced person from Kibbutz Magen: 9 years ago I lost my son in the war and now my home
In Israel after October 7th

My photographic documentation of the aftermath of the tragic events of October 7th in Israel aims to authentically capture the profound impact of that fateful day on Israeli society. Through my images, I seek to convey the suffering, challenges, and collective resilience of the Israeli population.
Particularly poignant were my encounters with the numerous individuals who embraced me, expressing their gratitude for my efforts. Many Israelis feel abandoned by the world.
A central objective of my work is to actively combat antisemitism and raise awareness that both the Palestinian civilians and the Israeli people are victims of this fraught situation. In our postmodern era, media attention often focuses predominantly on the suffering of who it deems the victims, overlooking the fact that both Palestinians and Israelis suffer equally from the vile actions of Hamas.
My photographic narrative aims not only to document the consequences of Oct. 7 on Israeli society, but also to establish a connection between the media representation of Israel and the actual reality within the country. Amidst the pain, the stories of survivors, families of hostages, and their endeavors to rebuild should create space for empathy and understanding.
In a time when age-old prejudices frequently influence world sympathies, my work aspires to sharpen awareness that compassion and empathy are crucial tools for dismantling hostilities and misunderstandings. This photographic documentation serves not only as a testament to current events but also as an invitation for reflection on the future and the responsibility for peaceful coexistence.
Halina Hildebrand

Murdered in Kibbutz Be'eri
Nomi and Cobi from Kibbutz Kfar Aza: Our lives are incomplete without the return of the hostages
Natamo and her mother Tzipora, internally displaced persons from Sderot, temporarily lodged in a hotel
Kibbutz Be'eri
Kibbutz Be'eri
Adi, survivor from Kibbutz Be'eri
Ronni, a family member of a Hamas hostage
Apartment in Kibbutz Kfar Aza
A schoolbook in Kibbutz Be'eri
Kibbutz Be'eri
Rita, a volunteer at the donation center for internally displaced persons
Lior, internally displaced person from Sderot — temporary lodging in a hotel
Moisheke, reservist - protects the internally displaced persons
Gallery in Kibbutz Be'eri
Afek, reservist: I'm actually a poet. But unfortunately, with a gun, as I continue to write in the military
Yuri, survivor of the massacre, in his destroyed house: The best I can do is stand on this bed
Place of solidarity in Tel Aviv — donation center for internally displaced persons
Ido, volunteer at the donation center for internally displaced persons
Linor - demonstrates for the release of the hostages
Salman Habaka as a child - liberated Kibbutz Be'eri
Mawakib, mother of Salman Habaka
Desire for peace - Road 232
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