Tag Archives: Waste of Time

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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The Strawberrypickers – part 2

        A very crowded queue. It’s hard to estimate the number of people in line. Galila and I make it to be above one thousand, standing here on the track entering the facility, towards the turnstiles, a … Continue reading

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Crowded

Irtah (Sha’ar Ephraim), south of Tul Karm, workers on their way to Israel, 10.5.10, 3:55am, shortly before the gates are opened. The terminal opens at 4am, so in order to get a good spot in the queue, some workers arrive here … 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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Border-Crossing behind the Plant-Nursery

Israelis from Hod Hasharon or Kefar Sabba coming to buy plants at the nurseries along road 55, by Jaljulya, do not imagine that only a few hundred meters behind these nurseries there’s a terminal for Palestinians workers coming to work in Israel. When we arrived, at 6:30am, the gate was still closed. Continue reading

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Hand in Hand

Another school day begins. Continue reading

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Just Another Day

      ‘Azzun ‘Atma is a village enclosed between the settlements Oranit, Elkana and Sha’arei Tikva and the separation wall. The village is surrounded by a fence, traffic to and from it requires going through two checkpoints. For any … Continue reading

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