Fadi Thabit photo exhibit documents Gaza Life
A photo exhibit by art teacher and Gaza photographer Fadi Thabit offers insight into the daily lives of Palestinians living under the brutal occupation of Israel’s punishing military embargo
By Mohammed Asad
The art teacher and photographer Fadi Thabit recently organized a photo gallery of photographic portraits of Palestinian life on a stone wall along the Gaza Strip sea port.
Thabit’s exhibit provides a fascinating perspective capturing the everyday life of Palestinian men, women and children surviving under the brutal occupation of Israel’s punishing military embargo.
The photos were collected over many years. The Gallery shows aspects of daily life and how the locals dealt with life’s challenges and details.
Thabit believes that his selected photos show how the people love the life, how they challenge the siege, and how they manage in times of wars and losing many of their loved ones, friends and neighbors to Israel’s violence and settler driven terrorism.
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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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