Thursday, February 27, 2014
This woman was actually photographed in the Arab souk just inside the Damascus Gate. Her expression was so poignant that I placed her in the Hebron marketplace. When the term "apartheid" is used to describe the situation of Palestinians, it not only refers to the West Bank and Gaza, but to the laws regulating the lives of Palestinians living inside what is now called Israel. While Palestinians in Jerusalem have Israeli citizenship unlike those in the West Bank and Gaza, they are still living subject to a different set of law than the Jewish citizens, and are treated as second class citizens. The settlers' high rise can be seen towering over her, and more lines of testimonials of Palestinian women are providing her support.