West Bank, Palestine
Feb 17, 2012Public
Photo: A woman and her child outside their home in Bethlehem, West Bank.
Photo: Nader, a Palestinian from the West Bank town of Bethlehem, holding a paper verifying that he served 7 years in Israeli administrative detention from 2001-2008. His story is not uncommon. Many Palestinian men his age who grew up during years of the second Intifada suffered a similar fate, receiving prison sentences of five years or more simply for throwing rocks.
Photo: A copy of Nader's administrative detention record issued by the International Committee of the Red Cross (CICR), citing the date of his arrest and time served in Israeli prison.
Photo: A picture of what is reportedly the oldest olive tree in all of historic Palestine, found in the small West Bank village of Al Walaja, near Bethlehem. Standing underneath the tree, which is believed to be 5,000 years old, is the owner of the land. Israel is currently threatening to annex Al Walaja, evict its Palestinian inhabitants from their homes, and uproot many of the trees therein.
Photo: A recently cut down tree in Al Walaja.
Photo: A solidarity activist in Al Walaja with Israeli soldiers standing close by.
Photo: Bethlehem, West Bank.
Photo: The separation barrier (also known as the apartheid wall) in Bethlehem, West Bank.
Photo: Bil'in, West Bank.
Photo: Bil'in, West Bank.
Photo: A child sitting on the floor in Bil'in, West Bank
Photo: Old City, Jerusalem.
Photo: Old City, Jerusalem.
Photo: The graffiti reading 'Open the road' referes to a blocked roadway reserved exclusively for Jewish settlers in the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddoum.
Photo: Palestinians from the West Bank village of Kufr Qaddoum try to move a boulder placed on a road reserved exclusively for Jewish settlers.
Photo: A Palestinian from Kufr Qaddoum showing the 'V' for victory sign to a group of Jewish settlers watching nearby. The village of Kufr Qaddoum is just one of many in the West Bank whose lands have been illegally confiscated and occupied by Israel in order to expand Jewish-only settlements.
Photo: A watchtower in the Old City of Hebron, West Bank.
Photo: Rocks, refuse, and other items thrown by Jewish settler at Palestinians down below in the Old City of Hebron, West Bank. A fence has been placed over top the area to prevent people from being injured, yet the measure has not stopped the attacks from occuring.
Photo: Israeli soldiers stop and search two Palestinian men at random in the Old City of Hebron, West Bank. Here is just a small glimpse into the daily indignities of life under occupation.
Photo: A Jewish settlement near Bethlehem, West Bank.
Photo: Children in the small Jordan Valley village of Fasayal, West Bank.
Photo: Two youth from Balata refugee Camp in Nablus, West Bank.
Photo: An old, faded picture of two martyrs from the Intifada years in Nablus, West Bank.
Photo: A mural dedicated to the Palestinian fighters of the second Intifada in Jenin, West Bank.