Plestia Alaqad Biography

Plestia Alaqad is an Independent journalist and originally belonged to the Palestinian Authority. She has been living in Gaza since the attack of Israel on the Gaza Strip. Plestia has been filming consequences and hardships around her through her cell phone in the wreckage. She updates her Instagram regularly and meets the people, greets them, takes pictures with them, and uploads the situation of Gaza on social media. There is a LinkedIn page with the same photograph as on Instagram, where she has written that she is an HR working at StepUp Marketing Agency and also had her last activity around two months ago.

On Instagram, she has posted many highlights and images of herself posing with different outfits. There are reels and pictures on her Instagram page showing the updates on Gaza and its recent conditions. But on Instagram, she writes that she is a journalist and working for Gaza. She may have changed her profession or might be in a situation to change her job amid the war conditions.

Plestia Alaqad Bio, Age, Height, Parents, Wikipedia

Plestia Alaqad was born in 2001 and today she is 21 years old as of 2023. As far as her family and parents are concerned, we couldn’t retrieve information on them. She completed her High School Diploma from the American International School of Gaza. From September 2015 to July 2019, she focused on her high school studies. Then, from September 2019 to September 2022, she studied Communication and Media Studies, New Media, and Journalism at Eastern Mediterranean University.

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Plestia Alaqad, who began her career in Gaza, Palestine, is known to have been working as a Human Resource Manager since May 2023 for StepUp Agency and is based in the Palestinian Authority. Previous to this job, from Apr 2023 to Aug 2023, she worked as an English Media Club Trainer for The Press House. It was her contractual job to teach the English terms, tactics, and twisters and have English language workshops. From Feb 2023 to Aug 2023, she had a hybrid job at The Press House, working as a News Editor and Social Media Manager.

During that time, she used to post the news on @palsawa’s Instagram page. In June 2023, she worked for The Culture & Free Thought Association as an Interpreter in the Palestinian Authority. She had two internships, one for July 2021 and one from Oct 2020 to Aug 2022. In July 2021, she interned for Al Ghad, based in Gaza, Palestine. From October 2020 to August 2022, she worked for the Gündem Newspaper as an Editor-in-Chief. After completing both internships, she worked as a freelancer for US-based AlBasha Restaurant and was hired as a copywriter from December 2022 to February 2023. 

Plestia Alaqad Biography

Real Name Plestia Alaqad
Birth Date 2001
Age (as of 2023) 22 Years
Birth Place Gaza
Profession Journalist
College Eastern Mediterranean University
Qualification Graduate

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  114 lbs
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
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Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Who is her husband/boyfriend?  None
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Social Media

Seeing her Instagram highlights, one can see that there were utterly war-free situations in Gaza around December 2022, and Plestia Alaqad made beautiful pictures of the highlights of the Gaza City and the surroundings under the highlighted images, “PS.”

On 31st October, she posted a piece of her writing to let the world know about tough conditions.  She said that there was no electricity, no water, and no food in Gaza for around 25 days. Alaqad ended the four-page essay with the words like,

“Good Morning. For the first time in weeks, I dreamt a nice dream, I don’t really remember it, but what I know is I woke up happy because of the dream. I hope something good happens today.” 

Plestia Alaqad Net Worth

Plestia is managing her duties very well in the crisis of the war situation in Gaza. She might not be earning enough like any other good day, but she indeed is living her life.


  • On LinkedIn, Plestia Alaqad says that she has been in Gaza and has received a lot of volunteering experiences and teaching experiences.
  • She is conversational in two languages- Arabic and English.
  • Plestia Alaqad has been highlighted by Vogue Arabia, where she has been introduced as a 22-year-old young journalist based in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority.
  • Vogue Arabia has highlighted her interview on television, where she gave the details of her situation and life in Gaza. She said that there have been around 23 killings of journalists in 23 the Israel-Hamas war.

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