Photos from the Quarter

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VOL. 45


No. 1
P. 136
Photos from the Quarter
Photos from the Quarter

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories during this quarter (16 May–15 August 2015).


Palestinian Legislative Council member Khalida Jarrar raises her manacled hands in greeting as she arrives at Israel’s Ofer military court. The scheduled hearing for Jarrar, who has been held in administrative detention since 2 April, was again delayed due to the military prosecution’s failure to produce witnesses or evidence. (10 August, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)


During training for a mission to arrest Hamas members, a Palestinian security officer points to a map of Nablus. (6 July, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)


Women visit the charred remains of the Dawabsha family home in the village of Duma after an arson attack by Jewish extremists on 31 July. An eighteen-month-old toddler died in the attack and his parents succumbed to their injuries in subsequent weeks, leaving a severely burned four-year-old as the family’s lone survivor. (4 August, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)


Raising her hands in consternation at the damage, a nun views the aftermath an of arson attack on the Church of the Multiplication carried out by Jewish extremists. A holy site near the Sea of Galilee, the church marks the place where Jesus is believed to have fed the multitude with loaves and fishes. (18 June, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)


Looking over the border into Syria, Druze men watch fighting between Jabhat al-Nusra rebels and Syrian government forces near the village of Hadar. Many Israeli Druze families are split, with members living on either side of the dividing line between the Israeli-occupied and Syrian-controlled Golan Heights (for more on the Druze in the Golan, see Update on Conflict and Diplomacy JPS 177). (20 June, Jalaa Marey/AFP/Getty Images)


Ninth-grade Palestinian students from the Yarmouk refugee camp share a room stacked with relief supplies as they prepare for their end-of-year exams in Damascus. The girls were allowed to leave the camp for a two-week period by special arrangement of UNRWA, the agency that monitors Yarmouk’s humanitarian needs. (20 May, Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)


A vendor arranges his vegetables in Gaza City. (15 June, Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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Lights glow at the Ashkelon power station in Israel, seen from the nearby beach in Gaza City. Extended power cuts are a daily fact of life in Gaza. (10 June, Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)


A masked and gloved Israeli police officer watches Palestinian women waiting to cross Qalandia checkpoint into Jerusalem for Friday prayer services. (3 July, Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)


A Palestinian installs razor wire around the courtyard of his house to ward off further attacks by settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Itamar. Settlers had attacked his home, in Awarta village, the previous month. (13 August, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)


The prime suspect in the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir is led into Jerusalem District Court. Yosef Ben-David and two Israeli minors were accused of beating and strangling Abu Khdeir before burning him alive. (8 June, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)