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Mohammed Asad

Mohammed Asad is an award winning photojournalist in Gaza

 

Items by Mohammed Asad

  • Picturing the misery of Israel’s 2014 attack on Gaza

    The 51-day onslaught led to the death of more than 2,140 people, the majority children, and left hundreds of thousands homeless, living in UNRWA schools or in tents....

  • Gazan comes out of the woodwork

    Electricity cuts in the Gaza Strip are not the only issues which limit his work, Saleem also struggles to find the wood he needs for his creations....

  • Dahlan supporters march in Gaza and burn photos of Abbas

    Carrying banners calling for holding legislative and presidential elections, as a national demand, protesters also displayed placards which read: “Shimon Peres is not a man of peace”...

  • Israeli warplanes strike Hamas sites in Gaza

    Jets reportedly target sites associated with Ezzeddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas...

  • Women in Gaza draw for freedom

    Draw for Freedom… The olive branch of hope”, organised by the International Campaign to Support the Women’s Boat, in cooperation with Al-Marsam atelier....

  • Families of Palestinians missing at sea demand answers

    Carrying banners saying “bring back our children”, mothers of the missing called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi to form an commission to investigate the case....

  • Turkish aid helps Gazans buy Eid clothes

    Some 87,000 children benefited from the aid distribution project....

  • Graduation ceremonies held throughout Gaza

    Some 20,000 undergraduates received their graduation certificates...

  • 1.2m Palestinian students back at school

    42% of the 1.2 million students are based in Gaza, while the rest attend schools in the West Bank...

  • Remaining animals in Gaza zoo off to new homes across the globe

      A delegation from international animal welfare group Four Paws rescued 15 animals from a zoo in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday morning to prevent them from dying. The animals were transferred through the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip several weeks after a medical delegation from the Austrian...

  • Gaza boxers punch back

    The Palestinian Boxing Federation held the Muhammad Ali Clay Boxing tournament in Gaza on Friday. The tournament, a tribute to Muslim boxing champion Muhammad Ali, began with 24 boxers who qualified out of 50 youngsters from the Gaza Strip. Boxers and the Palestinian Boxing Federation have expressed their desire to participate...

  • Victims of 2014 war on Gaza receive 56 housing units

    Some 56 housing units were handed over to the victims of the 2014 Israeli offensive on the Gaza Strip today, the Ministry of Public Works announced. The units, located in Beit Lahiya, form part of a project of 104 housing units implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The on...

  • Qatar to pay salaries of 23,800 civil servants in Gaza

    Qatar will pay the salaries of civil servants in the Gaza Strip, the Head of the National Committee for the Reconstruction of Gaza, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi, said. A total of 23,800 employees will have their salaries compensated, and the funds have already been deposited into the National Committee’s account. Qatar’s Prince...

  • West Bank football team beats Gaza team 1-0

    Hundreds of spectators and football fans filled Al-Yarmouk Stadium in central Gaza City yesterday to watch the West Bank’s Al-Ahly club play Gaza’s Khan Younis Youth team. Al-Ahly beat Khan Younis Youth 1-0. A number of Al-Ahly’s players were unable to enter Gaza due to Israeli restrictions and players who were...

  • Mass wedding takes place in Gaza

    Palestinians in Gaza took part in a mass wedding ceremony for 330 couples. A large audience attended the charity-funded ceremony in Beit Lahia, north of Gaza city, including members of the Palestinian Legislative Council. The photos below show the grooms’ party attended by their families and young sisters, their friends,...

  • Turkish humanitarian aid to be distributed in Gaza

    The Palestinian Ministry of Social Affairs began on Tuesday to distribute Turkish humanitarian aid to poor families in the blockaded Gaza Strip....

  • Gazans celebrate Eid in tenth year of blockade

    Markets in the Gaza Strip witnessed a type of hysteria last night as shoppers prepared for Eid Al-Fitr, the Muslim celebration to mark the end of Ramadan. Shoppers picked out Eid outfits, shoes and the traditional Eid date squares. Shop owners rely on the Eid trade to boost their income especially...

  • Mass demonstration in Gaza marks annual Quds Day

    Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza yesterday in a massive demonstration to mark the now annual Quds Day...

  • Blind and deaf children in Gaza learn the Qur’an in Ramadan

    For the fifth year, visually impaired children in Gaza joined the Qur’an recitation course held during the holy month of Ramadan to learn how to read the Holy Book. The Qur’an and Sunna Society, a charity in Gaza, organises courses and provides copies of the Holy Qur’an written in Braille. Mohamed Yassin,...

  • Palestinians use demolished mosques in Gaza

    Two years after Israel’s demolition of mosques in Gaza in its latest offensive against the Strip in 2014, Palestinians today continue to pray in what remains of the damaged structures....

  • Gaza workers dig into work at night during Ramadan

    Gaza’s construction workers have taken to working nights during the Islamic month of fasting, Ramadan. The workers are digging into their jobs after they break their fast when they are able to drink and eat, and also when the temperatures are lower after sunset. “Because of the accumulated economic pressure we...

  • Tenth Ramadan while Gaza is under siege

    Palestinians in the Gaza Strip welcomed the holy month of Ramadan while living under the strict Israeli siege for the tenth year. Markets have suffered an unprecedented drop in sales and commodities because most families do not have the money to buy food and other items they may require. In addition...

  • Norway celebrates National Day in Gaza

    Norway has celebrated its National Day in the Gaza Strip for the fourth year, the country’s ambassador to Palestine said. “This is the fourth time we celebrate the 17th of May in Gaza… the last four years in Gaza have been very difficult. We witnessed an unsuccessful attempt at negotiations,...

  • Chinese director sheds light on suffering of refugees

    Chinese film director and activist, Ai Weiwei began his work in Palestine by interviewing Palestinian refugees in Gaza. He has now developed this into a documentary he intends on showing next year in an effort to highlight the suffering of the refugees. The world-renowned director has received the coverage of...