Mohammed Omer, 32, is among the younger generation of Palestinian writers who work to narrate their own reality, despite the isolation and global indifference to their lives under military occupation. He began translating and writing at age 17 from Rafah (Gaza), and has since become an award-winning author and journalist covering life for Palestinians in Gaza for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Democracy Now!, Al Jazeera, The Nation, Pacific Radio, Electronic Intifada, Middle East Eye, and numerous European news outlets. Omer is currently a visiting Research Scholar at Harvard University.
His latest book, “Shell Shocked: On the Ground Under Israeli Assault,” is now available and has garnered support from scholars and activists.
“Mohammed Omer could easily have escaped the horror of Israel’s impending assault on the trapped and helpless people of Gaza,” says Noam Chomsky. “Instead, he chose to stay, to record, in searing and vivid detail, the savagery of Israel’s latest escapade of ‘mowing the lawn’ and steadfastness of the victims of a hideous tragedy.”
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