Photos from the Quarter: 16 February – 15 May, 2015

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



At a news conference in Nazareth during the run-up to the 2015 Israeli election, candidates combine placards to read, “For a new tomorrow, vote the Joint List on March 17.” The Joint List comprises the Hadash, Balad, Ra’am, and Ta’al parties. (24 February, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)



Fatah supporters urge a Ramallah shopkeeper to join a boycott of Israeli products. The National Committee against Israeli Punitive Measures declared the boycott in the West Bank in response to Israel’s freeze of tax revenue transfers to the Palestinian Authority. (24 February, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



Ghassan Jarrar displays a photo of his wife, Palestinian Legislative Council member and prominent Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine activist and lawyer Khalida Jarrar, a day after she was arrested by the Israeli authorities and placed under administrative detention. (2 April, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



Demonstrators for bedouin rights walk past the Knesset as they complete a four-day march from Wadi al-Na‘am to Jerusalem. The protest included handing a plan for the recognition of 46 unrecognized communities in the Negev to the Israeli president. (29 March, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)



Residents of Yarmouk camp in Syria queue to receive aid parcels from UNRWA, the UN Relief and Works Agency in the Near East. Heavy fighting had blocked aid deliveries to the 18,000 civilians trapped in the area since December 2014. (10 March, Youssef Karwashan/AFP/Getty Images)



A Palestinian citizen of Israel protests planned home demolitions in Ramla, near Tel Aviv, with a sign reading, “Home demolition is a red line.” (14 April, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)



At the Qalandia checkpoint, women mark International Women’s Day by demonstrating against Israel’s separation wall. (7 March, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



Protesters commemorate the centennial of the Armenian genocide at a rally outside the wall of the Old City in Jerusalem. (23 April, Gali Tibbon/AFP/Getty Images)



A young Palestinian woman clings to the rock face during a climbing course in Yabrud, north of Ramallah. (15 April, Abbas Momani/AFP/ Getty Images)



In Gaza, cousins paddle a boat entirely constructed of scrap metal and recycled plastic bottles. The 13-foot vessel, which took three months to build, was improvised by five friends confined by the Israeli siege of the territory. (18 April, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)



A street food vendor displaying his ears of corn at the Gaza seaside. (15 May, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)



Palestinian laborers harvesting potatoes by hand in a field in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip. (30 April, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)



In Hebron, owner Yasir al-Hirbawi checks his looms at the Hirbawi Textile Factory where the last locally-produced Palestinian kaffiyehs are woven. (10 March, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)



Workers wield hand tools to demolish homes destroyed by the Israeli bombardment of Gaza City’s Shuja‘iya neighborhood during Operation Protective Edge. (15 April, Thomas Coex/AFP/ Getty Images)



A saxophonist from a marching band stands by during Nakba Day commemorations in Ramallah. (13 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



A saxophonist from a marching band stands by during Nakba Day commemorations in Ramallah. (13 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

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