Black smoke from burning tires covers the sky as Palestinian protesters hurl stones toward Israeli troops during a protest at the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel, Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Khalil Hamra is a Palestinian photojournalist based in the Gaza Strip for the Associated Press. He joined AP in 2002, and has since received more than 25 awards by covering the Israeli Palestinian conflict and the top stories across the Middle East. In 2009 Hamra was awarded the Robert Capa Gold Medal by the Overseas Press Club of America for a series covering the war in Gaza. Between 2011 and 2014, Hamra documented the Egyptian Revolution, Sudan’s conflict and the Syrian War. In 2013 Hamra was part of the AP team that won Pulitzer Prize (breaking news) for the work in Syria. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Journalism.