Gaza: A Life in Contrast

One of the first things that grabbed my attention when I moved to Gaza was the utter contradictions everywhere I looked. The natural beauty of the land and people contrasts sharply with the ravages of war. The open sky with stars so bright marred by an Israeli F-16 shooting across. Sounds of the ocean waves broken by the tat-tat-tat of an M-16 from the Occupation Navy. Children laughing and playing football in the street and the ground trembling from an air strike. Here are a few of my observations in pictures:

Bombed press building Nov 2012 on Jundi Street and row of closed shops on a rainy day also Jundi Street

Bombed press building Nov 2012 on Jundi Street and row of closed shops on a rainy day also Jundi Street

Destroyed building in Shujiya area and blooming tree in Sirat refugee camp

Destroyed building in Shujiya area and blooming tree in Sirat refugee camp

Adandonded house near Al Mina Sayadeen and a citrus grove in central Gaza

Adandonded house near Al Mina Sayadeen and a citrus grove in central Gaza

Alley in Sirat Refugee Camp and horses being washed in the sea

Alley in Sirat Refugee Camp and horses being washed in the sea

Abandoned building in North Gaza and yellow sunset over the Gaza Seaport

Abandoned building in North Gaza and yellow sunset over the Gaza Seaport

Israeli jet trails in our sky and the vast blue sky of Sawardha village

Israeli jet trails in our sky and the vast blue sky of Sawardha village

Rows of buildings in a North Gaza refugee camp and the beach in central Gaza

Rows of buildings in a North Gaza refugee camp and the beach in central Gaza

Refugee house in Shati Refugee Camp and a new mosque in North Gaza

Refugee house in Shati Refugee Camp and a new mosque in North Gaza

Bombed ministry building in Saraya and a orange-red sunset

Bombed ministry building in Saraya and a orange-red sunset

Houses on the outskirts of Sirat Refugee Camp and fishermen with their boat

Houses on the outskirts of Sirat Refugee Camp and fishermen with their boat

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2 responses to “Gaza: A Life in Contrast

  1. Amazing pictures. Thanks for sharing. Where did you used to live before Gaza? How did you end up moving there? And, as always, thank you for your great Twitter account!

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