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Mati Milstein / Photojournalist

Shooting news, documentary and commercial photography from the Middle East to North America.

"The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera."

The Many Suns of Gaza

Illumination flares light up the sky and fires burn on the ground while the Israeli military shells the northern Gaza Strip before a ceasefire that was to go into effect at midnight on 19 November, 2012.

The Many Suns of Gaza

Illumination flares light up the sky and fires burn on the ground while the Israeli military shells the northern Gaza Strip before a ceasefire that was to go into effect at midnight on 19 November, 2012.

Suppressive Fire

An Israeli army marksman and light machine gunner watch clashes between other soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

Suppressive Fire

An Israeli army marksman and light machine gunner watch clashes between other soldiers and Palestinian protesters at the Qalandiya checkpoint.

Walking the Line

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near the Syrian border. Israel ordered a limited mobilization of reserve soldiers and bolstered its missile defense system this past week as the threat of an American attack on Syria looms larger.

Walking the Line

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near the Syrian border. Israel ordered a limited mobilization of reserve soldiers and bolstered its missile defense system this past week as the threat of an American attack on Syria looms larger.

Faceless

A Palestinian woman waves her national flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Faceless

A Palestinian woman waves her national flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank village of Bil’in.

Game of Pawns

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near their country’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

Game of Pawns

Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near their country’s northern border with Lebanon and Syria.

Home on the Range

Israeli security contractors participate in an urban warfare training session in a private facility in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank.

Home on the Range

Israeli security contractors participate in an urban warfare training session in a private facility in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc in the West Bank.

It’s always darkest before the dawn

Palestinian men from the Gaza Strip cross through the Erez checkpoint in the middle of the night in order to get to their jobs in Israel before the sun rises. August 2000.

It’s always darkest before the dawn

Palestinian men from the Gaza Strip cross through the Erez checkpoint in the middle of the night in order to get to their jobs in Israel before the sun rises. August 2000.

Nablus sector, 2009

An Israeli infantry soldier pauses during a patrol in the northern West Bank.

Nablus sector, 2009

An Israeli infantry soldier pauses during a patrol in the northern West Bank.

All for one, one for all


Young Palestinians assist each other after being overcome by teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank on 15 May, 2012.

All for one, one for all

Young Palestinians assist each other after being overcome by teargas fired by Israeli troops during a protest in the West Bank on 15 May, 2012.

Walking the Line


An Israeli infantry soldier takes part in night maneuvers near the country’s northern border.

Walking the Line

An Israeli infantry soldier takes part in night maneuvers near the country’s northern border.

The Shadows



Israeli infantry soldiers participate in night exercises near the country’s northern border.

The Shadows

Israeli infantry soldiers participate in night exercises near the country’s northern border.

Prelude to War?

Hamas fires rockets across the border from the northern Gaza Strip as the Israeli military continues to launch air strikes on the coastal territory, on Thursday, 15 November, 2012. 

Prelude to War?

Hamas fires rockets across the border from the northern Gaza Strip as the Israeli military continues to launch air strikes on the coastal territory, on Thursday, 15 November, 2012. 

Women Man the Lines V: No Tears

A Palestinian woman rests inside a house as she recovers from tear gas inhalation suffered during a protest against Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Women Man the Lines V: No Tears

A Palestinian woman rests inside a house as she recovers from tear gas inhalation suffered during a protest against Israeli security forces in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

Women Man the Lines I: The Eye of the Storm

Palestinian activists confront an Israeli Border Police commander during  Naksa Day protests at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and  Jerusalem.

Women Man the Lines I: The Eye of the Storm

Palestinian activists confront an Israeli Border Police commander during Naksa Day protests at the Qalandiya checkpoint between Ramallah and Jerusalem.

"Soldier, your eyes, they shine like the sun. I wonder why.”

Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian protesters  near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah.

"Soldier, your eyes, they shine like the sun. I wonder why.

Israeli soldiers take cover during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Qalandiya checkpoint between Jerusalem and Ramallah.