Award of Excellence

Ahmad Hasaballah

May 5, 2019 - Gaza City, Gaza Strip, 05 May 2019. Close relatives prepare for the funeral of 14-months-old Saba Mahmoud Abu Arar, who lost her life in an Israeli airstrike that hit her home in the al-Zaytoun neighbourhood on the east of Gaza City on Saturday. Seba died immediately during the attack, while her pregnant mother was seriously wounded and died later in the evening. The airstrike took place as Israel was carrying out an intensive aerial offensive on the Gaza strip following the launching of several rockets from Gaza into Israel.
Ahmad Hasaballah is a Palestinian photojournalist based in the Gaza Strip for the International Photo Media IMAGESLIVE He joined IMAGESLIVE in 2017, My photos have spread in newspapers and international agencies of the World, International award-winning photographer, He graduated with a BA in Media.

[ SPOT NEWS ] This is a category for non-COVID-19 single photographs of breaking news or events in which no planning was possible. Each participant is allowed to enter up to 10 images. The images must be taken in 2019 or 2020.

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