Gaza's Injured Struggle To Recover Six Months After Ceasefire

Fatima Shbair
Photojournalist based in Gaza City, Gaza Strip
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GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 25: Farah Isleem, 11, poses for a photo in her house in the Sabra neighborhood on November 25, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Farah lost her right foot after her house was hit by a missile strike, while she was eating breakfast on May 20, 2021 during the 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 25: Mohammed al-Masri, 22, poses for a photo in his house in the town of Beit Hanoun on November 25, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Mohammed lost his right eye and suffers from atrophy in his right hand after he and his family were injured by a missile strike on May 11, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 25: Sultan Al-Masri, 22, poses for a photo in his house in the town of Beit Hanoun on November 25, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Sultan suffers from laceration to the internal organs of the abdomen and the left foot after he and his family were injured by a missile strike on May 11, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 25: Mohammed Shaban, 8, poses for a photo in his house in the town of Beit Lahia on November 25, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Mohammed lost both eyes after a car was hit by a missile strike near to him, while he was in the market with his mother to buy clothes for Eid on May 21, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 30: Esraa Abu Fares, 19, poses for a photo in her house in the Bedouin village on November 30, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Esraa was affected by deep and stable shrapnel throughout her body, burns and lacerations in her left foot after her house was hit by three direct shells on May 14, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - DECEMBER 04: Mahmoud Naim, 17, poses for a photo in his house in the Zeitoun neighborhood on December 4, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Mahmoud was paralyzed in the lower limbs and all his internal organs were damaged after being hit by a direct missile strike while he was going to collect water for his family on May 18, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - DECEMBER 04: Saleh Humaid, 7, poses for a photo in his house in the Shujaiya neighborhood on December 4, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Saleh lost his right foot after a car was being hit by a missile strike near to him while he was in the market with his father to buy clothes for Eid on May 11, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 30: Sarah Al-Matrabiee, 4, poses for a photo in her house in the Zeitoun neighborhood on November 30, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Sarah was paralyzed in the lower limbs, after the hit of an upper apartment of their apartment by a missile strike led to the collapse of the room’s ceiling on her on May 14, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 30: The barber Muawiya Al-Wahidi, 42, poses for a photo in his house in the Sabra neighborhood on November 30, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Muawiya lost his right foot and was injured in the left one after being hit by a missile strike while helping his injured friend during a massacre happened in the neighborhood on May 12, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - NOVEMBER 30: Physiotherapist Ahmed El-Sayed, 24, poses for a photo in his house in Al-Shati refugee camp on November 30, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Ahmed was completely paralyzed, after his house was hit by a missile strike, which led to the collapse of the room’s ceiling on him while he was sleeping on May 11, 2021 during the recent 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - DECEMBER 04: Farah Al-Bahtiti, 5, poses for a photo in her house in the Zeitoun neighborhood on December 4, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Farah suffers from a severe psychological condition, deep shrapnel throughout her body, a laceration in the lung and cuts in the tendons of her left hand after a car was hit by a missile strike next to her when she was standing in front of her house on May 19, 2021 during the 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
GAZA CITY, GAZA - DECEMBER 04: Ismael Abu Ryala, 26, is seen sleeping in his house in Al Shati refugee camp on December 4, 2021 in Gaza City, Gaza. Ismael suffers from hemiplegia of his left side, meningitis and loss of vision and speech, as he was injured after a car was hit by a missile strike next to him when he was in the market to buy food on May 17, 2021 during the 11-day war on the Gaza Strip. In May 2021, after 11 days of fighting, Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a ceasefire, both sides claimed victory in the conflict and according to the Palestinian health ministry, the conflict resulted in more than 230 deaths and more than 1,900 injured in Gaza. For many of Gaza’s residence who were injured in the conflict the struggle to recover continues more than six months on with limited access to medical treatment. (Photo by Fatima Shbair/Getty Images)
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Gaza's Injured Struggle To Recover Six Months After Ceasefire
Copyright Fatima Shbair 2022
Updated Apr 2022
Location Gaza City
Topics War conflict escalation
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