Category: disability

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Gaza hospitals: ‘Israel became as soon as taking pictures to abolish or trigger disability’

Gaza City – Mohammad Othman, a 15-year-old Palestinian boy, lies on a hospital bed at the intensive care unit of al-Shifa hospital in the Gaza Strip – the oldest and biggest medical facility in the besieged enclave. Othman is one of more than 1,500 Palestinians who were wounded on Friday when the Israeli army unleashed…

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Meet the girl appealing Arab notions of incapacity

It was 2008 in the Gaza Strip. When winter arrived, so did the Israeli warplanes. Reem Alfranji lived in a second-floor apartment with her husband, Mohammad, and two sons – five-year-old Aboud and Amro, a toddler. During glass-shattering uninterrupted bombardment, the family would stay at her uncle’s downstairs, where the vibrations were less aggressive. “The…