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Nine years ago, Louy al-Najar's life was changed forever by an Israeli missile that exploded as he rushed to rescue wounded neighbors during a Gaza war between Palestinian militants and Israel. He lost both legs below the knee, a crushing blow that has not dented his spirit.
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Palestinian man Louy Al-Najar harvests wheat at a field in an area adjacent to the border with Israel, in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip
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Now, aged 28, Najar has come to the aid of his neighbors again, joining them in a wheat harvest in fields near the border with Israel.
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"I try always to make myself useful and defy my situation," said Najar, who completed a university degree a few months after his return from medical treatment in Saudi Arabia.
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Holding a scythe, Najar crawls along the ground, out to prove, he said, that "disability is in the mind, not the body".