Rasha Abou Jalal


The al-Akeber female dance troupe performing at a wedding in Gaza. Posted March 8, 2017. (photo by Alakeber1/Facebook)

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Women dare to dance in Gaza

Wednesday, Mar. 22, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Female dance troupes that perform at weddings are increasingly popular in Gaza as women try to earn income for themselves and their families.

Meet the men behind Gaza’s first female sports club

Sunday, Mar. 19, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Two men from the Gaza Strip are getting ready to open the first women’s sports academy in Gaza, which would allow women of all ages to practice and play many different sports.

Palestinians ask where their state comptroller report is

Friday, Mar. 10, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Palestinians hope to have an active control bureau to investigate the political and even military failures of Palestinian parties and leaders.

In Gaza, baseball season is in full swing

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Palestinian athlete Mahmoud Tafesh has formed the first baseball team in the Gaza Strip, and despite the absence of funding, equipment and baseball fields, the team is hoping to compete in the 2020 Olympic Games.

Palestinian media outlets commit to more coverage of women’s affairs

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Rasha Abou Jalal, Contributor

Several Palestinian media outlets from the West Bank and Gaza Strip signed a charter, drafted by the Ministry of Women's Affairs, to cover more issues about women and raise awareness about their rights.

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Rasha Abou Jalal is a writer and freelance journalist from Gaza specializing in political news and humanitarian and social issues linked to current events.

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