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Like a Prayer

    Eyal Terminal, North of Qalqilya, port of entry for workers, July 12, 2009, 4.45am. Palestinians come to the terminal at early dawn to make it on time for their ride to work within legitimate Israel, on the other … Continue reading

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“We’re Jailed Here, Do Something. You Must”

The settlement Sha’arei Tikva is built on lands of the village ‘Azzun ‘Atma. The Separation Wall was built East of Sha’arei Tikva, to include the settlement within Israel proper. The residents of the village ‘Azzun ‘Atma found themselves locked in a corral. … Continue reading

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A Man Who Earns $7 a Day Shared with Me His Breakfast (Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water, part II)

  For Hewers of Wood and Drawers of Water, part I click here.   4:40am  It is hard to estimate how many workers are here. Certainly several thousands. Mostly men, but here and there some women can be noticed. The … Continue reading

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Getting in Time to Your Prayer House

      The parking lot at Eyal Terminal, April 23, 2009. A Palestinian didn’t make it on time to the mosque.   In the background – workers line up to the entry of the Eyal terminal, road 444, north … 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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