Hazem Balousha is a Palestinian journalist based in Gaza City. has worked as a news producer for BBC World Service and contributed to Deutsche Welle. He has written for The Guardian, Washington Post, Al-Monitor, Al-Raya (Qatar) and other publications. Balousha covered the 50- day war 2014 and Cast Lead in Gaza in 2008-09 and the conflict between Fatah and Hamas in 2007. He is the founder of the Palestinian Institute for Communication and Development (PICD) and has a masters degree in international relations as well as a bachelors in journalism.