Fatima Shbair, born in 1997, is a Palestinian photojournalist based in Gaza City. She is a self-taught photographer and has an interest in documenting people's stories, cultures, and social issues. After studying business administration for three...
TIME's new cover: The best photos of 2021. With a cease-fire in effect, a Palestinian girl stands in her destroyed home in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, on May 24. Twelve in Israel and more than 250 Palestinians were killed in the deadliest escalation in the conflict since 2014, as unguided rocket fire from Hamas, which governs the 2 million people in Gaza, was answered by Israeli air and artillery strikes. The battle erupted after Israeli authorities moved against Palestinians at sensitive sites inside Israel, including Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa Mosque. See our full unranked selection of the Top 100 Photos of 2021 at the link in our bio. Photograph by @fatimashbair—@gettyimages