Influencer showed joys of life in Gaza but is confronted with the tragedy of war : State of the World from NPR A young Instagram influencer in Gaza built a big following posting feel-good videos during years of hardship. He tried to keep the positivity in his feed after the war between Israel and Hamas started, but was then confronted with tragedy in his life.

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An Instagram Influencer Struggling to Show the Positive Side of Life in Gaza

An Instagram Influencer Struggling to Show the Positive Side of Life in Gaza

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Ibrahim Hassouna, known by his nickname Kazanova, stands in the graveyard in Rafah, Gaza, where he buried his parents, brother and other family members killed Feb. 12 by Israeli airstrikes. Anas Baba /NPR hide caption

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Ibrahim Hassouna, known by his nickname Kazanova, stands in the graveyard in Rafah, Gaza, where he buried his parents, brother and other family members killed Feb. 12 by Israeli airstrikes.

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A young Instagram influencer in Gaza built a big following posting feel-good videos during years of hardship. He tried to keep the positivity in his feed after the war between Israel and Hamas started, but was then confronted with tragedy in his life.

For more coverage of all sides of this conflict, go to npr.org/mideastupdates