Palestinian children celebrate Ramadan Eid in besieged Gaza Strip
Photo array: In the shadow of air strikes against civilian targets by Israel, children celebrated the end of Ramadan throughout the Gaza Strip. Ramadan ended June 26, 2017.
By Mohammed Asad
Palestinian children and families in the Israeli besieged Gaza Strip celebrated the end of the 30-day Holy Month of Ramadan, an important religious commemoration for Muslims.
The Israeli missile assault destroyed dozens of homes throughout the Northern Gaza Strip and in Gaza City late Monday and early Tuesday allegedly in response to a missile fired into Israel.
Despite Israeli hostilities and violence, Palestinians took time to enjoy the celebrations that accompany the Ramadan Eid.
Here are photos of Palestinians in Gaza t Ramadan’s end, Tuesday June 26, 2017.
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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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