Photo Blog

On this page are the photos I took while I was in Palestine over the summer. It shows the true essence and gives a better understanding of that beautiful land that is devastated by war and conflict.


The Old city of Jerusalem
The walls guarding the Old city of Jerusalem.

The walls guarding the Old city of Jerusalem.

A family walking up one of the many stairways in the Old city of Jerusalem.

A family walking up one of the many stairways in the Old city of Jerusalem.

Going towards the Damascus gate. One of the gates that enter into the Old city.

Going towards the Damascus gate. One of the gates that enter into the Old city.

Infront of the Damascus gate.

Infront of the Damascus gate.

Inside the Old city. Many people sale all sorts of things here.

Inside the Old city. Many people sale all sorts of things here.

Everywhere you turn theres a store in the Old city.

Everywhere you turn theres a store in the Old city.

Four old men playing a game infront of their stores in the Old city.

Four old men playing a game infront of their stores in the Old city.

The Old city of Hebron

Two young Hebron boys inside the Old city of Hebron.

Two young Hebron boys inside the Old city of Hebron.

Two Palestinian boys on a mule cart carrying Watermelon pass by one of the many shops closed by the Israeli Army in Hebron.

Two Palestinian boys on a mule cart carrying Watermelon pass by one of the many shops closed by the Israeli Army in Hebron.

A Palestinian mother and daughter pass through the Israeli checkpoint in order to go to the Mosque of Abraham.

A Palestinian mother and daughter pass through the Israeli checkpoint in order to go to the Mosque of Abraham.

The mosque/synagouge of Abraham. It is built on top of the cave that is believed to be where Abraham lived.

The mosque/synagouge of Abraham. It is built on top of the cave that is believed to be where Abraham lived.

A Palestinian boy walking towards his home in the conflict torn Old city of Hebron.

A Palestinian boy walking towards his home in the conflict torn Old city of Hebron.

An Israeli blockade to keep the Palestinians out of their side of the Abraham synagouge.

An Israeli blockade to keep the Palestinians out of their side of the Abraham synagouge.

A Palestinian home that has shattered windows. The civilians say every Saturday the Jewish settlers walk by their homes on the way to the Synagouge and throw stones at their houses.

A Palestinian home that has shattered windows. The civilians say every Saturday the Jewish settlers walk by their homes on the way to the Synagouge and throw stones at their houses.

A Jewish woman walking back to her Settlement in the tension infested Old city of Hebron.

A Jewish woman walking back to her Settlement in the tension infested Old city of Hebron.

The Old cities of Akko and Nazereth

A few young boys who can claim the title "Fort jumpers" in the old city of Akko.

A few young boys who can claim the title "Fort jumpers" in the old city of Akko.

A boy jumping off a part of the fort into the Mediterrean Sea in the Old city of Akko.

A boy jumping off a part of the fort into the Mediterrean Sea in the Old city of Akko.

A beautiful view of the Mediterrean sea from the shores of the Old city of Akko.

A beautiful view of the Mediterrean sea from the shores of the Old city of Akko.

A Palestinian man walking his horse on a boardwalk off the shore of the Mediterrean sea in Akko.

A Palestinian man walking his horse on a boardwalk off the shore of the Mediterrean sea in Akko.

The symbol of Nazereth, the church of the Basillica of Annunciation.

The symbol of Nazereth, the church of the Basillica of Annunciation.

An old looking building in the Old city of Nazereth.

An old looking building in the Old city of Nazereth.


The Village Life
Overlooking a part of a village where my dad lived when he was young.

Overlooking a part of a village where my dad lived when he was young.

 

An amazing feist a family put together when we visited. Rice, Chicken, Zuchini, Grape leaves, Taboli, and Lebon!

An amazing feast a family put together when we visited. Rice, Chicken, Zuchini, Grape leaves, Taboli, and Lebon!

A herd of sheep walking across the hills of the village.

A herd of sheep walking across the hills of the village.

A village mosque right in the middle of the village.

A village mosque right in the middle of the village.

Purples grapes that are growing on the side of an acient house in my dad's village.

Purples grapes that are growing on the side of an acient house in my dad's village.

The house where my dad was born and lived in til he was 8 years old.

The house where my dad was born and lived in til he was 8 years old.

A goat peeking its head outside of the window hole ontop of a village house.

A goat peeking its head outside of the window hole ontop of a village house.

A amazing view from the hilltops outside of the village.

A amazing view from the hilltops outside of the village.

A beautiful horizon as the sun goes down and illuminates the village.

A beautiful horizon as the sun goes down and illuminates the village.

A group of village women walking to the brides house clapping and cheering.

A group of village women walking to the brides house.

 


The Palestinian Children
A village boy walking past a graffiti stained wall.

A village boy walking past a graffiti stained wall.

Three brothers who wanted to give us a tour around the village.

Three brothers who wanted to give us a tour around the village.

A group of Palestinian boys having fun taking pictures on the camera.

A group of Palestinian boys having fun taking pictures on the camera.

Two Palestinian boys riding on a donkey.

Two Palestinian boys riding on a donkey.

A Palestinian boy on the hilltops overlooking the Ariel, one of the biggest Israeli Settlements in the West bankl.

A Palestinian boy on the hilltops overlooking the settlement of Ariel, one of the biggest Israeli Settlements in the West bank.

Three Palestinian boys posing for my camera shot.

Three Palestinian boys posing for my camera shot.

Palestinian children under a doorway in a Palestinian Village.

Palestinian children under a doorway in a Palestinian Village.


The ugly of this beautiful land
An Israeli checkpoint to get out of Nablus.

An Israeli checkpoint to get out of Nablus.

The ugly and destructive wall the Israeli's put up. This wall has seperated families and torn apart lives of the Palestinian people.

The ugly and destructive wall the Israeli's put up. This wall has seperated families and torn apart lives of the Palestinian people.

A wall that the Israeli's put up to block the view of Jerusalem so the Palestinian's could see. It is marked by graffiti that explain the hardships of the Palestinian people.

A wall that the Israeli's put up to block the view of Jerusalem so the Palestinian's won't be able to see. It is marked by graffiti that explain the hardships of the Palestinian people.

The Israeli checkpoint to get into East Jerusalem.

The Israeli checkpoint to get into East Jerusalem.

An ugly wall the Israeli's put up to block the beautiful scenery of the Palestinian city of Bethleham

An ugly wall the Israeli's put up to block the beautiful scenery of the Palestinian city of Bethleham.

You find these Israeli military jeeps everywhere in the Palestinian Territories.. Reminds you of Nazi's.

You find these Israeli military jeeps everywhere in the Palestinian Territories.. Reminds you of the Nazi's.

 

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