2010 Photo Contest, Spot News, 2nd prize

Mohammed Salem


08 January, 2009

White phosphorus bombs explode over Gaza City on 8 January during Israel's offensive against Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. White phosphorous sticks to human skin and will burn through to the bone. It is legal for use in laying smokescreens on open battleground, but its use in built-up areas is banned under international conventions.

About the photographer

Mohammed Salem

Mohammed Salem (b. 1985) is a Palestinian photojournalist based in the Gaza Strip.  Salem holds a media degree from Gaza University and has been working with Reuters sinc...

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