Minus the Hair: Gaza's Modern-day Samson Performs Extraordinary Physical Feats

'Go Samson go!' cheer Mohammed Baraka's fans, but he remains modest. Calling him 'The Incredible' would do just fine.

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Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, pulls a water tanker by a rope attached to his teeth as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016.
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, pulls a water tanker by a rope attached to his teeth as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016.Credit: Reuters
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Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, has bricks broken on his arm as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, has a wooden pole placed over his stomach as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, drags tyres by a rope attached to his teeth as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, pulls a fuel tanker by a rope as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, pulls a water tanker by a rope attached to his teeth as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016.Credit: Reuters
Palestinian Mohammad Baraka, 20, nicknamed by people as Gaza Samson, has knives dropped on his stomach as he exercises in Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip March 5, 2016. Credit: Reuters

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