Tag Archives: Children

“But where will we go?”

All rights for this post, as for all the posts published in this blog, are reserved. On June 1, 2009, the tribe of Al-Hadidiya were given a demolition order for their encampment of tents where they live. Here is how the … Continue reading

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A Foreign Portrait of Motherhood

  I sat in front one of the mothers. I looked into her eyes, and realized part of something I will never fully grasp. A young mother with a sick boy. For months she has been trying to obtain a … Continue reading

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In the Ghettos

Sheikh Saed, a small village in Southeast Jerusalem, and perhaps a neighborhood of the nearby Jabal Mukabbir, a larger village. Several families founded this village, when Jabal Mukabbir became overcrowded. For all municipal services – schools, infirmaries, garbage disposal – … Continue reading

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Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water

  Although this is a land border, it is nothing like a land border. Land borders are commonly furnished by a different décor, more elegant and orderly. Here the décor is overpowering – tall electronic fences (about 2.5 meters high). … Continue reading

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Imprisoned tomatoes

  I took these photos yesterday, Friday, April 17, 2009, at the village of ‘Azzun ‘Atma.   ‘Azzun ‘Atma is locked within the separation wall between the settlements Oranit, Elkana and Sha’arei Tikva, and has practically become a prison compound. … Continue reading

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Childhood scenes: A pigtail, a purple hairpin, popsicles and an M-16

  These children go to the school at Tayasir village. They live in tent encampments of nomad shepherds in the Jordan Rift Valley (although there are no more nomadic shepherds in the valley. The army prohibits them to wander). They … Continue reading

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Lest I Look on the Death of the Child

  I don’t usually publish here testimonies that are not my own. I overlooked this self-imposed rule when I published Daphne’s testimony, and today I am doing it again. I just finished written this testimony by Edna. I called her … Continue reading

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