Tag Archives: Jordan Rift Valley

One Day, Many Years from Now, people will ask how come we were bystanders

I was debating myself about the last photo. I thought I might choose one of my “checkpoint pornography” photos: violence, shooting, children crying, bleeding wounds. Or photos of sick people, sometimes in a critical condition, arriving at the checkpoint with … Continue reading

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Total Darkness on a Deserted Road

  A trip to see the workers’ terminals in the Jordan Rift Valley, Hamra and Tayasir. The workers are mainly residents of the northern West Bank, from Farun, Tamun, Tubas, and Tayasir. They work in the Jordan Valley settlements: Beka’ot, … Continue reading

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High Holidays

It was عيد الفطر (Eid ul-Fitr) this week, the festival that celebrates the end of رمضان Ramadan. Family visits are accustomary on a holiday. In previous years I remember traffic jams and long lines of pedestrians at the checkpoints. In … Continue reading

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“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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Envy

  I joined Tamar yesterday in a visit to Susya, in the southern Hebron Hills. The Palestinian Farmers around Susya are dealing with two major problems: lack of water and lack of electricity. Water, since the region is dry, and … Continue reading

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A Passover Special: A Post on Spirituality

   At the checkpoints of Nablus, Huwwara or Beit-Iba, which I know well, you never see settlers. They have nothing to do there. Sometimes they come for a photograph, but that’s pretty rare. But the Hamra Checkpoint is one of … Continue reading

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Not in ‘Azzun ‘Atma

    The new checkpoint / roadblock at ‘Azzun ‘Atma leaves ten household outside the village. It is hard to believe, but there are Palestinians who need to go through a checkpoint on the way to the grocery store and … Continue reading

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