Archive for September, 2009
Palestinian Muslims walking past Israeli police after leaving prayers at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem. Entrance to the mosque was restricted by Israeli police following violent demonstrations against Israeli excavations near the Dome of the Rock.
Khaled Musa Najef, one of the four patriarchs of the Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank. In 2001 he was allegedly shot in the stomach by an Israeli settler from the nearby caravan outpost settlement of Mitzspe Yair. Unable to find suitable medical facilities in the West Bank and denied medical treatment in Israel, he eventually spent thirty three days in a hospital in Baghdad. The villagers here are attempting to maintain their traditional way of life despite alleged harassment from the surrounding Israeli settler community.
Jewish settler graffiti on a Palestinian building in the Old City of Hebron in the West Bank. In most Arab cities, the Old City is the heart of the city: thriving, bustling and vibrant. The Old City of Hebron, however, is a virtual ghost town.
More PHOTOGRAPHS OF HEBRON can be seen on my main website.