Mohammed Omer

Father and two sons among 162 slain by Israel in Gaza

Mohammed Omer
Gaza City
22 November 2012
More than half of those injured were women and children.

Love and light at the end of Gaza’s tunnels

Mohammed Omer
29 August 2012
Brides and bridegrooms are now being smuggled through the Gaza tunnels, adding to the usual fare of medicine, building materials and commercial goods.

Gaza left in the dark at Ramadan

Mohammed Omer
Gaza City
3 August 2012
The only power plant in Gaza is currently operating at about a third of its capacity, or has been completely shut down by severe fuel shortages since February.

Blockade dictates types of flowers grown in Gaza

Mohammed Omer
Rafah
16 January 2012
Israel’s ongoing blockade has suffocated countless export industries and continues to dictate the types of crops grown in Gaza, including flowers.

Gazans vent anger as Israel deprives prisoners of education

Mohammed Omer
Gaza City
12 August 2011
Access to education for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails is getting worse. The 1,800 Palestinian prisoners who were supposed to complete their secondary school exams were not permitted to do so by the Israeli Prison Service.

Gaza's forgotten freelance photojournalists

Mohammed Omer
Gaza City
20 June 2011
Sitting by the hospital bed of freelance photographer Mohammed Othman, Ashraf Abu Amrah knows that nobody owns a freelance journalist from Gaza who gets injured, or dies.

Frustrations rise as Rafah crossing closed again

Mohammed Omer
Rafah
9 June 2011
Many hoping to find free movement between Egypt and Gaza have found the border gates at the Rafah crossing closed. Egyptian officials closed the gates on Saturday, according to Palestinian officials.

In Gaza, Mubarak's name easier to erase than his legacy

Mohammed Omer
21 February 2011

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RAFAH, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - It was easy enough to rename Mubarak Children’s Hospital the al-Tahrir Hospital in Gaza. Not so easy is the task of managing patients who need to cross over to the Egyptian side for treatment, or come back in.

Palestinians in Gaza feed Egyptian troops

Mohammed Omer
9 February 2011

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RAFAH, occupied Gaza Strip (IPS) - Mustapha Suleiman, 27, from J Block east of the Rafah crossing with Egypt, crosses through gaps in the iron fence on the border carrying bread, water, cans of meat and a handful of vegetables for Egyptian soldiers stationed on the other side.

Revolution spreads to Egypt's deprived Sinai

Mohammed Omer
1 February 2011

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SINAI (IPS) - A Bedouin youth casually spreads out a piece of cloth before a police headquarters in Sheikh Zwayyed town in Sinai, the vast desert area to the east of Cairo across the Suez. “I will leave when Mubarak leaves,” he says.

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