Tag Archives: Religion

Rumors

  Last Friday (December 4, 2009) an Israeli police force blocked a group of peace activists in the Shuhada street in Hebron (Palestinians are not allowed to drive in Shuada Street although they are its residents). The policemen claimed to … 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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Time

  Freedom of movement, freedom of worship, the freedom to control one’s own time, to be able to assess how long it will take to get back home. Pictured: Palestinians waiting, Friday, September 4th, 2009, at the Bethlehem checkpoint. The … Continue reading

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Ramadan in Qalandiya

The Friday prayers that take place at Al-Aqsa mosque during the month of Ramadan are a religious duty of the highest esteem. Thousands of believers from all over the West Bank try to make it through to Jerusalem, for the … Continue reading

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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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