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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.

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.

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Looking Through a Cave Door in the West Bank

Looking through a cave door in the Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the southern Hebron hills of the West bank.

Looking through a cave door in the Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the southern Hebron hills of the West Bank. In our increasingly globalised world, the struggle to maintain traditional cultures is becoming ever more difficult. The Palestinian shepherds of Qawawis, however, face a more immediate threat to their traditional way of life from alleged harassment from the surrounding Israeli settler community.

Southern Hebron Hills

The Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank

Palestinian women in a tent in the Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.

Southern Hebron Hills

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A Palestinian girl, eating cheese made out of goats milk, outside the only house in the Palestinian cave village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.

Southern Hebron Hills

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A Palestinian boy sleeping outside his family’s cave in the village of Qawawis in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.

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Southern Hebron Hills

Palestinian shepherds in the Southern Hebron Hills of the West Bank.