AL KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 19-25 December 2017

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29 December 2017
AL KHALIL (HEBRON): A week in photos 19-25 December 2017

 



 

Continuation of Peaceful Resistance

Pictured here: "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine" reads the signs above. Peaceful demonstrations continue in al-Khalil and around the entire state of Palestine. Though every demonstration is met with the constant use of military force by Israel, Palestinians will not be silenced. 

(12/20/2017)
 

Resistance

Pictured here: Two women carry Palestinian flags in a demonstration that started from the al-Hussein Mosque and marched through al-Khalil to Checkpoint 56, which blocks access for Palestinians to Shuhada Street and the neighbourhood of Tel Rumeida. 

(12/20/2017)
 

Uneven Ground


Pictured here: The Israeli military occupies the rooftops to suppress the peaceful protests and demonstrations of the civilians below. From the rooftops, the soldiers illegally throw sound bombs and tear gas at demonstrators, as well as shoot rubber-coated steel bullets. 

(12/22/2017)
 

Economic Downturn 

Pictured here: The events of the last several weeks have significantly impacted the economy in cities across Palestine. While many tourists still made the trip to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem during the Christmas season, very few stayed for long in occupied Palestine. Hotels in Bethlehem that were full and had waiting lists had nearly empty floors on Christmas due to the number of cancellations. In al-Khalil, shopkeepers open their shops in the morning and by afternoon are still waiting for customers to come. This is a continuation of the regular economic impact of the occupation, as shops have, for years, been forced to close by Israeli occupation forces, and many have seen the decline of a once thriving economic centre.   


(12/20/2017)
 

Celebrating 

 
Pictured here: The Old City Women's Group just opened the Hebron Tastes Kitchen, a culinary space to teach foreigners and the people of al-Khalil the skills and beauty that happen in a Palestinian kitchen. Pictured here boys perform dabke, a traditional Palestinian dance often done at celebrations, to commemorate the opening of the kitchen. 

(12/20/2017)
 
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