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Gaza: Legacy of Occupation–A Photographer’s Journey

Dick Doughty and Mohammed El Aydi
Gaza: Legacy of Occupation–A Photographer’s Journey
ISBN: 978-1-56549-044-4
1995/202 pages/LC: 94-45892
A Kumarian Press Book
"This is the best work on Palestinian life under Israeli occupation that I have read."—Walid Khalidi, Institute for Palestine Studies

"This book should be required reading for every Israeli citizen, every international diplomat, every scholar of the Middle East, and everyone who believes in fairness and dignity for all human beings."—Social Science Quarterly

"Affected but not tarnished by empathy and deep emotional attachment to the subject matter, the authors do more than just inform us—they give us information to put world events into a personal context."—John Duke Anthony, National Council on US-Arab Relations

"In describing from the inside the lives of refugees from throughout Gaza, with all of their ambiguities and contradictions, the authors portray honestly, sensitively, and in achingly vivid prose the essence of the entire Palestinian problem."—Richard H. Curtiss, Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

"The fears, tensions, and vitality of Palestinians living in the occupied Gaza Strip are evoked convincingly by photojournalist Dick Doughty. This unique portrait is invaluable for comprehending the people who are struggling to assert their national rights and establish self-government after a quarter century of Israeli military rule."—Ann Lesch, Villanova University


Through his friendship with Mohammed El Aydi, his host and guide, photojournalist Dick Doughty immersed himself in Palestinian life in the Gaza Strip. The result is Gaza: Legacy of Occupation, an unforgettable portrayal of Palestinian life behind the headlines.


Dick Doughty is editor of Saudi Aramco World. Mohammed El Aydi is a chief area officer at the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), responsible for operations in Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip.


  • The Night Search.
  • Sultan's Hill.
  • Family.
  • Among Men.
  • Conflicts.
  • Canada Camp, Egypt.
  • Ramadan.
  • Curfew.
  • A World Out of Balance.
  • The Killing Streets.
  • Voices from Canada Camp.
  • Closure.
  • "We Are Just Waiting."
  • Epilogue.