Palestinian photojournalist receives AJA in picture from Israel’s May aggression on Gaza

Dubai (QNN)- Palestinian photojournalist from Gaza Strip, Mohammed Asad, received on Sunday the Arab Journalism Award (AJA) in Dubai, in the photojournalism category, which is considered the most prestigious journalism award in the Arab world.

The winning picture shows a Palestinian student wearing her uniform and looking up through a hole in the ceiling of her classroom with a missile to the side of the hole, as it was taken in the aftermath of the May 2021 Israeli aggression on Gaza and highlights the barbarism of the occupation.

During its latest aggression on the Gaza Strip, ‘Israel’ killed at least 254 Palestinians, including 66 children, 39 women, and 17 elderly people and wounded more than 1,900, including 380 children, 540 women, and 91 elderly people.

The aggression started on May 10 and ended with a ceasefire brokered by mediator Egypt on May 21.

The Israeli airstrikes resulted in the death of 46 school students and the injury of others, who were targeted either in their homes or nearby. The Ministry of Education and Higher Education reported that the Israeli airstrikes damaged more than 66 school buildings; 55 kindergartens; 12 universities, colleges, and academies; and two directorates belonging to
the Ministry.

Asaad, who is a Middle East Monitor (MEMO) Photographer in Gaza, said that the fact that this photo won “re-introduces the situation in Gaza to the world, informing them that Gaza has suffered, and the students of Gaza are continuing to suffer from the barbarity of the occupation.”

The award is in its twentieth year and was held at the Dubai Expo 2020 in the UAE and saw hundreds of entries submitted for consideration.

(Source / 30.11.2021)

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