Tuesday, June 01, 2021

17-year-old Mohammad Recep juggles for children in Beit Hanoun, Gaza

An article in The Intercept ("With Thousands Left Homeless, Gaza Reconstruction Faces Familiar Obstacle: Israeli Siege") includes a photograph taken by Abed Zagout in Beit Hanoun, Gaza, on May 25, 2021, of a 17-year-old Palestinian, Mohammad Recep, juggling three colorful clubs to entertain children against a backdrop of bombed-out buildings. On Twitter*, there are more of Zagout's photographs of Recep in his orange T-shirt, juggling clubs, balls, and rings for the captivated children. One photograph captures a moment when, with two red clubs in his hands, Recep is balancing a green club by its handle on his chin while the setting sun illuminates the remaining walls of the ruins behind him. (Andrew Shields, #111words, 1 June 2021)


*Tweets with the photographs are here, here, and here.

Detail of photograph by Abed Zagout

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