2010 Photo Contest, Spot News, 3rd prize

Mohammed Abed

Agence France-Presse

17 January, 2009

Palestinian civilians and medics run to safety during an Israeli strike over a UN school in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza Strip, on 17 January. At the end of December 2008, Israel launched an offensive on Gaza that lasted for three weeks. Palestinian sources said that 1,409 people had been killed, of which 916 were civilian; Israeli sources registered 1,166 dead, of which 295 were civilian and 162 'unknown'. Israeli fatalities numbered 13.

About the photographer

Mohammed Abed

The Palestinian photojournalist Mohammed Abed (1968) studied journalism at the Islamic University in Gaza. He received a masters diploma in media in Egypt. From 1991 to 2001 he w...

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