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Abeer Ayyoub


Abeer Ayyoub is a freelance journalist based in Amman. Follow her on Twitter: @abeerayyoub

Israel has cut communication to and from Gaza. After Israel imposed an internet blackout and severed telecommunication links, Gazans have increasingly returned to radio transmission, as a last resort, to find out what's going on around them.

03 November, 2023

Palestinians in Gaza are painted by the media as either permanent victims or deserving of destruction. This constant dehumanisation wipes Gazans of their humanity, and a voice in the world. The 'Not Numbers' group is trying to change this narrative.

01 November, 2023

Gaza's hospitals are breathing their last breath. Israeli airstrikes have set their sights on Gaza's healthcare infrastructure and ambulances and paramedics have been targeted. Overcrowded and under-staffed, the situation on the ground is dire.

20 October, 2023

The situation on the ground in the Gaza Strip is catastrophic. Hospitals have run out of electricity and Gaza's population is quickly running out of water. With little aid, Gazans now fear a second Nakba at the hands of the Israeli occupation.

13 October, 2023

Jerusalem is at the heart of Israel's occupation of Palestine, as such, its Palestinian and Arab makeup is constantly at risk of erasure. This threat has necessitated a new form of alternative tourism: one that emphasises the city's real character.

18 August, 2023

Alternative music has become increasingly popular in the MENA region and beyond as more young musicians opt to produce their own music independently rather than through commercial production companies, allowing them to be as expressive as they want.

08 June, 2023

Anxiety and concerns deepen for millions of registered Syrian refugees in Turkey amid opposition Nation Alliance's presidential candidate Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu's talks of repatriating them to their home country. 

25 May, 2023

In-depth: Fifteen years after Palestinians last went to the polls, Gazans have seen their living conditions drastically deteriorate. For most, the upcoming elections elicit a mixture of hope and scepticism.

22 February, 2021

Tarek Bakri was determined to tell Palestine's history. His work is now one of the largest visual documentation projects tracing personal stories of exile and loss.

05 November, 2020

Jordan, an ideal solar energy producer, has taken giant steps to becoming less dependent on fossil fuels - but further development looks unlikely as an Israeli gas deal comes online.

26 February, 2019