Young girl injured by Israeli fire inspires calls for freedom from Israeli oppression
By Mohammed Asad
Dalia Khalifa, a 9-year old Palestinian girl, was seriously injured during the Israeli offensive on Gaza Strip, at Zaytoon neighborhood. Khalifa came out of her family’s house was hit randomly by Israeli shelling of the town.
With her injures and blood over her small body, Khaifa almost lost her life. She stayed at a hospital for a long where she was listed in critical condition.
Khalifa escaped death and has become an icon for life when photographers take her face with the shrapnels and show her how she loves the life and how much she is a fracture-resistant.
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photographer Mohammed Asad's photo of Dalia Khalifa won an award in March 2015 at a competition organised by the UN.
'Unbreakable' - is the photo of 9yr old Dalia Khalifa, taken at Al-Shifa Hospital on Aug 9th, 2014. Dalia was badly injured in an Israeli air strike during Operation 'Protective Edge'.
'Unbreakable' is the Grand Jury Winner in the photography competition, organised by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Middle East and North Africa (UN OCHA).
[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mohammed Asad's home in Shujaiyya was destroyed by Israeli missiles, mortars and tank fire on Friday August 1, 2014 while he was documenting the Israeli massacre of civilians in the Gaza Strip. He is now living in temporary housing as he scrambles to find Internet access to share his photographs when possible.]
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