Palestinians celebrate Eid in suffering of destruction of Gaza

Palestinians celebrate Eid in suffering of destruction of Gaza
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One year since the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip and the massacre of more than 2,200 Palestinian civilians including more than 500 children, the destruction of more than 10,000 homes, and destruction of 50,000 more, Palestinians paused to celebrate the Islamic holiday marking the end of Ramadan. The Muslim World has seemingly abandoned the Muslims of Palestine

By Mohammed Assad

Gaza War Photographer Mohammed Asad

Gaza War Photographer Mohammed Asad

Shejaiya, Gaza Strip, Palestine — One year has passed since the brutal Israeli war against the Gaza Strip and Palestine, and the destruction of thousands of homes and memories of thousands murdered by Israel remains strong.

The Israeli war began at the end of Ramadan last year and its commemoration coincides with Ramadan this year.

These photographs taken in Shejaiya (Shujayya, Shujaiya) show Palestinian children and families as they mark the end of Ramadan and the Eid al Fitr, and the anniversary of the Gaza War one year later.

Despite funding commitments from the international community, little has been accomplished as a result of Israel blockade of the Gaza Strip. Israel asserts that it evacuated the Gaza Strip but the truth is that Israel’s military has turned Gaza into an open air prison.

Palestinian children played on a swing near the ruins of houses, that witnesses said were destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, in the east of Gaza City.

Palestinian child marks the end of Ramadan, Eid al Fitr, in the rubble of a playground destroyed by Israel. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News. Children play on what remains of playground equipment amid the rubble of a play yard destroyed by Israel. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News. Palestinian children celebrate the Eid al Fitr, end of the Islamic Holy Month of Ramadan, amid the destruction by Israel. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News. Children play on what remains of playground equipment amid the rubble of a play yard destroyed by Israel. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News. Children play on what remains of playground equipment amid the rubble of a play yard destroyed by Israel. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.

Palestinians pray over the grave of a relative at a cemetery in Gaza City’s eastern suburb of Al-Shejaiya, in the early hours of the first day of Eid Al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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A mother and her child mourn the death of their husband and father killed by Israeli soldiers. Copyright (c) 2015 Mohammed Asad. All Rights Reserved. Permission to republish given with full credit to Mohammed Asad and The Arab Daily News.
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Mohammed Asad is a photo journalist based in the Gaza Strip. Friend him on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mohammed.asad.90.

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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