Portraits: 2014_Pulitzer_Feature_Becherer_002

SDEROT, ISRAEL. Omri Dinur, 12, stands for a portrait at the Alon Madaim Elementary school in Sderot, Israel on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Dinur stands in front of a mural decorated bomb shelter in the playground of the school.Omri Dinur, age 12 - Sderot, Israel “Part of the time I was at home (this summer) but I also went to Eilat with my family. When I was at home I played with my friends but we did not go out like we usually do, we played inside the house. A Qassam rocket fell near my house and it was very scared. I was with my little brother and he cried, so I gave him a hug. Things are much better now that its over and we can go outside.”

SDEROT, ISRAEL. Omri Dinur, 12, stands for a portrait at the Alon Madaim Elementary school in Sderot, Israel on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Dinur stands in front of a mural decorated bomb shelter in the playground of the school. 

Omri Dinur, age 12 - Sderot, Israel  

“Part of the time I was at home (this summer) but I also went to Eilat with my family. When I was at home I played with my friends but we did not go out like we usually do, we played inside the house. A Qassam rocket fell near my house and it was very scared. I was with my little brother and he cried, so I gave him a hug. Things are much better now that its over and we can go outside.”