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Mohammed Arafat

Mohammed holds a bachelor degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is preparing for a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Author of, "Still Living There," a book documenting Gaza's last war and its aftermath.

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Under blockade and political rift, crimes soar in Gaza

27 April, 2017

As an unprecedented spike in crime rocks Gaza, Arafat looks at the core factors throwing Gaza into further instability.

Gaza's forgotten misery: Trapped between Israel and Egypt

20 April, 2017

As problems overwhelm Gaza, the closure of the Rafah crossing is overlooked writes Arafat

Israel killed my three daughters, I just want peace

12 April, 2017

How one man who lost three daughters responded with a message of hope. Meet the Palestinian doctor hoping his daughters will be the last sacrifice on the road to peace.

Salary cuts: A new suffering added to Gaza

06 April, 2017

What else should the Gaza Strip tolerate, asks Mohammed Arafat, as anger erupts over the Palestinian Authority's decision to cut civil servant salaries.

Is over-population in Gaza an act of resistance?

06 April, 2017

With rising rates of unemployment and poverty, the 'demographic threat' of Gaza's population may be more of a hindrance than anything else, writes Mohammed Arafat.

Generation president-less: When will Abbas visit Gaza?

03 April, 2017

While Palestinian President, Mahmoud Abbas took care to follow the events of Arab Idol, Gazans wondered when will it be their turn to be followed, writes Mohammed Arafat.

The Palestinian pound: Mo' money, mo' problems?

27 March, 2017

While Palestinians flirt with the idea of the Palestinian pound, economists warn that the creation of a currency is not to be taken lightly, writes Arafat.

Weaving relationships: Gaza factory produces Kippahs for Israel

23 March, 2017

Could economic ties between Gaza and Israel pave the way for peace in the Middle East, Arafat asks

Gaza opens new chapter with its first English library

06 March, 2017

For those under siege in Gaza, travelling is often limited to the places they discover in books, writes Arafat.

We need to talk about Gaza's suicide epidemic

23 February, 2017

As unemployment and poverty rocket in Gaza, mental health issues are becoming more prevalent and manifesting in a horrific way: suicide is on the rise, writes Arafat.

From one apartheid to another: Israel deports South African

17 February, 2017

Israel’s tight grip is not limited to the Palestinians, critical activists from around the world are deemed ‘security threats’. Arafat speaks to one South African activist denied entry into Israel.

Playing with fire: Hot trends in Gaza's barber shops

07 February, 2017

Meet the Palestinian barber in Gaza styling hair with fire - could these fiery haircuts be the way forward?

Mohammed Arafat
Mohammed Arafat

Mohammed holds a bachelor degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language and is preparing for a Masters in Peace and Conflict Studies. Author of, "Still Living There," a book documenting Gaza's last war and its aftermath.

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