Tag Archives: Tayasir

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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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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Handcuffed

      We were already heading home. The three of us wanted to get home early. Daphne wanted to make it in time for a conference in Jaffa, Yifat wanted to stop by her house before she went to visit Tristan … Continue reading

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