Friday, September 24, 2010
A community of Palestinians live in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Despite being the majority population, they do not enjoy equal rights compared to Israeli settlers who live in the same area. 

A community of Palestinians live in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Despite being the majority population, they do not enjoy equal rights compared to Israeli settlers who live in the same area. 

Police and IDF soldiers interrogate a Christian Peacemaking Team Volunteer in Hebron, The West Bank. The Last Friday of Ramadan 2009. 

Police and IDF soldiers interrogate a Christian Peacemaking Team Volunteer in Hebron, The West Bank. The Last Friday of Ramadan 2009. 

I was walking around the Tel Rumeida Neighborhood in the West Bank, when many young girls started peeking over the walls of their gardens,  they came out slowly and were a little shy at first. Shortly, they had lost their shyness and were playing with free hearts while posing for my camera, fooling around and overall having a great time acting silly. Their ability to have fun and smile beautifully even while under an occupation is truly an inspiration; free hearts in a caged world of checkpoints and demeaning restrictions. 

Friday, October 1, 2010
It’s early Friday morning, and everyone is up to help herd the sheep! 

It’s early Friday morning, and everyone is up to help herd the sheep! 

Monday, February 21, 2011
In light of how the rolling rebellion in the Middle East is inspiring me right now. I am going to post a bunch of Photos from Palestine.
Here is one of the several children who inspired me. These children live in one of the most contested areas of the West Bank, the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Here, there is a history of settlers enacting violence and racism onto Palestinian residents, even to the children as they walk to school every day. 

In light of how the rolling rebellion in the Middle East is inspiring me right now. I am going to post a bunch of Photos from Palestine.

Here is one of the several children who inspired me. These children live in one of the most contested areas of the West Bank, the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. Here, there is a history of settlers enacting violence and racism onto Palestinian residents, even to the children as they walk to school every day. 

Soldiers raid a Palestinian home in Hebron.
September 2009, soldiers use the tactic of collective punishment to squash any potential sign of action among the youth. For the crime of a boy throwing a few stones at a checkpoint, an entire family’s home was invaded and ransacked. A boy was beaten for being at the wrong place at the wrong time and an old man was attacked by a soldier pushing the barrel of a rifle onto his chest while he tried to defend his home. International observers who arrived were shoved by soldiers and received threats of death and rape. 

Soldiers raid a Palestinian home in Hebron.

September 2009, soldiers use the tactic of collective punishment to squash any potential sign of action among the youth. For the crime of a boy throwing a few stones at a checkpoint, an entire family’s home was invaded and ransacked. A boy was beaten for being at the wrong place at the wrong time and an old man was attacked by a soldier pushing the barrel of a rifle onto his chest while he tried to defend his home. International observers who arrived were shoved by soldiers and received threats of death and rape. 

The walls of the Old City of Hebron earnestly bathing in the light of the late afternoon. 

The walls of the Old City of Hebron earnestly bathing in the light of the late afternoon. 

Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Two international human rights observers in Hebron, The West Bank, are assaulted after trying to observe soldiers raiding a Palestinian home. 

Two international human rights observers in Hebron, The West Bank, are assaulted after trying to observe soldiers raiding a Palestinian home. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tear gas grenades rain down during a Friday protest against the wall separating the West Bank from Israel in the village of Ni’lin. 

Tear gas grenades rain down during a Friday protest against the wall separating the West Bank from Israel in the village of Ni’lin.