Archive for September, 2009

The Old City of Jerusalem

Palestinian Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem

Palestinian Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Advertisements

The Old City of Jerusalem

Palestinian Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem

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.

Southern Hebron Hills

Southern Hebron Hills

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.

West Bank

Palestinian taxi in the West Bank

Palestinian taxi driving through smoke from an Israeli army smoke grenade during clashes between Palestinian stone throwers and the Israeli military at the Qalandiya checkpoint, just north of Jerusalem, in the West Bank.

More IMAGES FROM THE WEST BANK can be seen on my main website.

Hebron

Jewish settler graffiti on the gates of a Palestinian house in Hebron in the south of the West Bank

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.

Hebron

Hebron West bank

Mostly deserted street in the Palestinian Old City of Hebron in the West Bank. In most Arab cities the Old City / Souk area is the heart of the city: thriving, bustling and vibrant. The Old City of Hebron, however, is a virtual ghost town.

More IMAGES FROM HEBRON can be seen on my main website.

Southern Hebron Hills

The Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.

The Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.

More IMAGES FROM QAWAWIS can be seen on my main website.