Amjad Yaghi

Puppeteer Abdel Salam Abdo is seen with one of his puppets at the Palestinian National Theater in Jerusalem in this undated photo. (photo by The Palestinian National Theatre)

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Jerusalem artist determined to keep puppets on stage

Sunday, May. 21, 2017 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

Jerusalemite artist Abdel Salam Abdo pulls the strings in the Arab world to ensure that puppet shows are not a dying art.

How this mentoring program is empowering young Arab women

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

The Big Sister/Little Sister guidance program launched in the Gaza Strip and Beirut helps young girls talk about social issues and empowers them to overcome harsh societal challenges in their lives.

Restaurant serving up Egyptian fare is buzzing in Gaza

Sunday, Mar. 5, 2017 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

Despite hard economic times in the Gaza Strip, Egyptian national Osama Hassan's koshari restaurant is attracting customers.

Who are the Nawari, Gaza's alienated 'Gypsies'?

Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

Palestine's marginalized Nawari community is forced to rely on begging and dancing for income and suffers particular discrimination in highly conservative Gaza, where many look down on Nawaris for their traditions.

Syrian refugee brings taste of Aleppo to Gaza

Friday, Dec. 16, 2016 | Amjad Yaghi, Contributor

A Syrian refugee opened a restaurant in the Gaza Strip that is similar to the one he owned in Aleppo, Syria, before it was destroyed and he had to flee because of the war.

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Amjad Yaghi is a Palestinian journalist residing in Gaza. He has worked as a correspondent for several Arab newspapers and magazines, including the Lebanese Al-Akhbar and Al-Araby al-Jadeed, as well as for Karbala Satellite TV, Qatar Television and Amwaj Sport. Yaghi has won four local awards for investigative reporting on corruption and violations of women and children's rights in Gaza and was nominated in 2015 for an Arab Journalism Award in the youth category.

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