Photos from the Quarter: 16 November 2014 – 15 February 2015

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by the Journal of Palestine Studies editorial staff, aims to convey a sense of the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories during this quarter (16 November 2014 – 15 February 2015).

 

An Israeli Bedouin woman, covering her face with a Palestinian flag, marches with fellow protesters ahead of the funeral of Sami al-Zayadna, 47, in the southern Israeli Bedouin city of Rahat on January 19, 2015. Zayadna died the previous day following clashes with Israeli policemen during the funeral of Sami al-Ajar, 22, another Bedouin who died of a gunshot wound last week during a police drug raid on the Negev Bedouin town. Leaders of Israel's 1.7 million Arabs declared a general strike on January 20, 2015 throughout the country in protest at the recent deaths of the two Bedouin men in confrontations with Israeli police. AFP PHOTO/MENAHEM KAHANA (Photo credit should read MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images)

In the Negev city of Rahat, a bedouin woman marches ahead of the funeral of Sami al-Zayadna, 47, shot by Israeli police on 18 January as he attended the funeral of fellow bedouin Sami al-Ajar, 22, himself shot by Israeli police four days earlier. (19 January, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian refugees, who fled their camp due to the ongoing fighting between rebels and Syrian pro-government forces, shovel snow outside tents erected in a schoolyard in the Jaramana district on the outskirts of the capital Damascus on January 7, 2015. A fierce winter storm lashing the east coast of the Mediterranean led authorities in various countries of the region to take precautionary measures. AFP PHOTO / YOUSSEF KARWASHAN (Photo credit should read YOUSSEF KARWASHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

After a winter storm that blanketed the eastern Mediterranean, Palestinian refugees shovel snow outside their tents in the Jaramana district of Damascus. The refugees were driven out of their original camp homes by the fighting between Syrian rebels and pro-government forces. (7 January, Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian Civil Defence workers transport two young men using a stand-up kayak after evacuating them from their family's flooded house following heavy rainfall in the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah on January 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian civil defense workers evacuate two young men from their flooded family home following heavy rainfall in the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah. (9 January, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian girl looks through the fence of a school that is closed due to a general strike staged by civil servants to protest against the latest statements by the Palestinian national unity government on December 31, 2014 in Gaza City. Some 40,000 civil servants employed by the Hamas government stopped receiving salaries soon after the formation of the Palestinian unity government in June. AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)

A girl looking through the shuttered gate of a Gaza City school closed by a one-day general strike staged by civil servants with wage and employment grievances arising from the rift between Hamas and Fatah. (31 December, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian boy sticks a leaflet calling for the boycott of Israeli products on a tourist bus in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on February 11, 2015. Data from Israel's Central Bureau of Statistics show that the Jewish state exports around $816 million worth of goods to the Palestinian Authority. AFP PHOTO / HAZEM BADER (Photo credit should read HAZEM BADER/AFP/Getty Images)

A boy sticks a leaflet on the windshield of a tour bus in Bethlehem calling for the boycott of Israeli products in the West Bank. (11 February, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian boy looks towards the tents erected by Palestinian next to homes destroyed during last year's 50-day war between Israel and Hamas-led militants, in the Abasan neighborhood east of Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on January 28, 2015. Dozens of protesters tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the United Nations, an AFP correspondent said, after the UN announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war-battered Palestinian territory. Some 100,000 people remain homeless since the 50-day conflict, which killed nearly 2,200 Palestinians and 73 people on the Israeli side. AFP PHOTO/SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

In Abasan, east of Khan Yunis, a boy stands on a rooftop overlooking tents erected alongside the rubble of homes destroyed in Israel’s summer 2014 offensive on Gaza. (28 January, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian militants from the Islamic Jihad's armed wing, the Al-Quds Brigades, take part in a military exercise in Deir al-Balah in the center of the Gaza Strip on December 11, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ SAID KHATIB (Photo credit should read SAID KHATIB/AFP/Getty Images)

Fighters from Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Saraya al-Quds Brigades take part in a military exercise in Dayr al-Balah, Gaza. (11 December, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A doctor helps a Palestinian man, wounded during the 50 days of conflict between Israel and Hamas last summer, practice standing with his prosthetic leg at Gaza's Artificial Limbs and Polio Centre (ALPC) in Gaza City on November 19, 2014. The ALPC was established in 1974 and operates with the technical support of the International Red Cross. The organisation is the only center of its kind in the Hamas-run coastal Palestinian strip which provides free prosthetic and orthotic services the population. AFP PHOTO/ MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

A casualty of Israel’s 50-day Operation Protective Edge practices standing with his prosthetic leg at the Artificial Limbs and Polio Center in Gaza City. (18 November, Mahmud Hams/AFP/ Getty Images)

 

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MAI YAGHI Muntasser Bakr, an eleven-year-old Palestinian boy who lost four of his relatives when two Israeli missiles slammed into a beach during the 50-day July-August Gaza war, stands at his house in front of the portraits of the victims on December 24, 2014 in Gaza City. Muntasser, like countless other children in the embattled Gaza Strip, now faces a personal battle to overcome the trauma and psychological damage caused by the violence. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMS (Photo credit should read MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images)

The lone survivor of the Israeli airstrike that targeted children playing on a Gaza beach in summer 2014, 11-year-old Muntasser Bakr remains severely traumatized. On the wall behind him, portraits of his 9-year-old brother, Zakaria, and their three cousins, Ismail, Ahed, and Muhammad, who were all killed in the strike. (24 December, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

 

TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY HOSSAM EZZEDINE Ali al-Khatib and his wife Khawla display on January 27, 2015 a poster with a portrait of their 14-year-old daughter Malak, the youngest female Palestinian prisoner, whom Israel sentenced to two months jail for trying to attack soldiers. Israeli forces arrest some 1,000 children every year in the occupied West Bank, often on charges of stone-throwing, according to NGO Defence for Children International Palestine (DCI Palestine).The Palestinian Prisoners' Club estimates there are 200 Palestinian minors currently held in Israeli prisons, but of them only four are girls, and Malak is the youngest. AFP PHOTO/ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Khawla and Ali al-Khatib holding a poster of their 14-year-old daughter, Malak, imprisoned for attempted assault of an Israeli soldier. Arrested on 31 December and sentenced to two months imprisonment, Malak is the youngest female Palestinian prisoner in Israeli detention. (27 January, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

An Ultra-Orthodox Jew looks down from a roof top over people mourning near the bodies of the victims of an attack by two Palestinians on Jewish worshippers killing four Israelis at a synagogue in the Ultra-Orthodox Har Nof neighbourhood in Jerusalem, at the site where the attack took place on November 18, 2014. Two Palestinians armed with a gun and axes burst into a Jerusalem synagogue and killed four Israelis before being shot dead, in the deadliest attack in the city in years. AFP PHOTO/ GALI TIBBON (Photo credit should read GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mourners fill a Jerusalem street after an attack on a synagogue in the Har Nof neighborhood in which two Palestinians assaulted congregants with axes and a gun, killing five people and injuring seven, before being shot dead by the police. (18 November, Gali Tibbon/AFP/ Getty Images)

 

Palestinian official Ziad Abu Ein (L), in charge of the issue of Israeli settlements for the Palestinian Authority, argues with Israeli soldiers during a demonstration in the village of Turmus Aya near Ramallah, on December 10, 2014. Abu Ein died after scuffles with Israeli forces during a protest march in the West Bank, medical and security sources told AFP. AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinian Authority minister without portfolio Ziad Abu Ein leading a nonviolent protest in the village of Turmus ‘Ayya, moments before dying of cardiac arrest following a scuffle with Israeli soldiers. (10 December, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Three Israeli suspects, members of the right-wing Lehava organisation, are escorted by security to a hearing at the District Court in Jerusalem on December 15, 2014. The three are suspects behind an arson attack last month that targeted a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem on November 29, badly damaging a classroom and slogans in Hebrew, including "Death to Arabs", were written on the walls. AFP PHOTO/ AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli suspects in the 29 November arson attack against a bilingual Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem, Yitzhak Gabai, Shlomo Twito, and Nahman Twito, on their way to a hearing at the Jerusalem District Court. (15 December, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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Marking the celebration of Christmas, Palestinian children parade outside Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity, believed to be the location of Jesus’s birth. (24 December, Lior Mizrahi/ Getty Images)

 

Supporters and members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, the Palestinian Fatah movement's armed wing, wave the movement's flags during a rally marking the 50th anniversary of its creation on January 2, 2015, in the Aida refugee camp, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem. The Fatah movement was founded by the late iconic leader Yasser Arafat in the 1950s and formally launched its armed struggle against Israel on January 1, 1965. AFP PHOTO / MUSA AL-SHAER (Photo credit should read MUSA AL-SHAER/AFP/Getty Images)

Members of al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, Fatah’s armed wing, waving the Fatah flag at a rally in the Aida refugee camp, near Bethlehem, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Palestine Liberation Organization. (2 January, Musa al-Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian protester tries to hammer a hole through Israel’s controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem on November 17, 2014. A Palestinian bus driver, whose family lives in Abu Dis, was found hanged in his vehicle in west Jerusalem overnight, in what Israeli police said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI (Photo credit should read AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)

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