Zena Tahhan

Zena Tahhan

Zena al-Tahhan is an online journalist and producer for Al Jazeera English. She covers the Arab world, with a focus on the Levant.  

Prior to joining Al Jazeera, Zena was a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem.

Palestine

The epic story of a 97-year-old Palestinian freedom fighter

Born in 1921, Abu Nihad remembers the toughest battles against Zionist militias after the British left Palestine.

The epic story of a 97-year-old Palestinian freedom fighter

Middle East

The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967

Palestinians are marking 51 years since the 1967 occupation of their remaining lands this week.

The Naksa: How Israel occupied the whole of Palestine in 1967

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Palestine submits ICC referral to open probe into 'Israel crimes'

In a first, Palestinian leadership submits referral to International Criminal Court to investigate 'Israeli crimes'.

Palestine submits ICC referral to open probe into 'Israel crimes'

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

'He was my whole world': Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

Palestinian families in Gaza in shock and mourning after Israeli army killed 62 people protesting their right of return.

'He was my whole world': Palestinians mourn killing of loved ones

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

How Palestinian youth would solve the conflict with Israel

Young Palestinians share their opinions on the solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, 70 years after the Nakba.

How Palestinian youth would solve the conflict with Israel

Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Take a tour through East and West Jerusalem to see the difference in quality of life for Israelis and Palestinians.

Interactive: Take a tour through divided Jerusalem

Middle East

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Haifa Abu Sbaih says she was psychologically tortured and mistreated as a prisoner in Israeli jails for 16 months.

Palestinian ex-prisoner: You sit there wishing you would die

Sport

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE

The 31-year-old Jordanian is making history and smashing regional taboos surrounding women and sports.

Meet Shadia Bseiso, the first Arab woman to sign with WWE

Syria's War

Limited food allowed to enter Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Some 25 food trucks allowed in, but those on the ground say the amount will not last each family more than two days.

Limited food allowed to enter Syria's besieged Eastern Ghouta

Palestine

New programme qualifies Palestine students for Ivy League schools

Programme graduates its first batch of 110 students, with 50 receiving early acceptances into schools such as Harvard.

New programme qualifies Palestine students for Ivy League schools

War & Conflict

Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

Local residents and doctors say at least five killed on Thursday morning, despite Russian claims of a ceasefire.

Eastern Ghouta residents 'mock' ceasefire as killing continues

Syria's War

More than 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta

At least 22 children among the dead as Russian and Syrian government warplanes continue to pound the rebel-held area.

More than 136 people killed in Syria's Eastern Ghouta