Photos from the Quarter: 16 November 2015 – 15 February, 2016

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 November 2015–15 February 2016).



Ahead of Christmas celebrations in Bethlehem, a Palestinian hangs repurposed tear gas canisters as decorations on an olive tree in Manger Square. (22 December, Musa al- Shaer/AFP/Getty Images)



Elite Israeli infantry stand guard at a Gush Etzion bus stop on the main Jerusalem-Hebron road. (2 December, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)



Palestinian laborers clamber onto a truck for transportation out of the Tekoa settlement south of Jerusalem after being denied entry to their worksite. Palestinians were banned from southern West Bank settlements following stabbing incidents at Otniel and Tekoa that left one settler dead and another injured. (18 January, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)



Cement mixers pump concrete into the Abu Jamal family home in Jabal Mukabir, East Jerusalem, as punishment for a fatal attack on Israeli Jews by Alaa Abu Jamal on 13 October. Punitive house demolitions by the Israeli government are based on British Mandate emergency regulations reinstated in 2014 by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. (4 January, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)



Gold jewelry donated during a fundraiser to rebuild the Halabi family home in Surda village, which the Israeli authorities punitively destroyed on 9 January. The demolition, which left six members of the Halabi family homeless, was in retaliation for the 3 October incident in Jerusalem when Muhannad Halabi killed two Israelis and injured two others. Halabi was shot to death on the spot. (12 January, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



A boy cries for his deceased relative, Ahmed al-Zahar, during the funeral in al-Moghraba village, Gaza. Al-Zahar, a member of Hamas’s armed wing, died in a tunnel collapse. (3 February, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)



Israeli soldiers drill in search of Hamas tunnels outside the Gaza Strip. (10 February, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)



Residents of al-Am‘ari refugee camp peer cautiously around a corner during an IDF incursion. Israeli soldiers shot and injured over two dozen people when camp inhabitants confronted them during an arrest raid. (15 February, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)



Daniel Luria, executive director of Ateret Cohanim, stands in a home in East Jerusalem soon after its Palestinian residents were evicted. The messianic settler organization plans to convert the property into a synagogue named after former U.S. naval officer Jonathan Pollard, convicted to life imprisonment for spying for Israel, and released on 15 November. (18 November, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)



Taking part in a celebration of traditional Palestinian music, the Dawaween ensemble performs in Gaza. (6 February, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)



A potter shapes an urn at the Fakhouri workshop, which has been operating continuously for nearly one hundred years in Hebron. (15 December, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)



During the funeral procession in Hebron, Kalzar al-Uweiwi’s twin sister and friends mourn the 17-year-old who was shot by Israeli soldiers outside al-Ibrahimi Mosque on 13 February and left to bleed to death. Al-Uweiwi had tried to attack a soldier on guard with a knife. (14 February, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)



Two Israeli policemen participate in a brief chase after a stabbing attack that injured three Israelis in Ra’anana. A 20-year-old Palestinian from Tammun village, Mahmud Faisal Basharat, was arrested near the scene. (19 December, Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)



Fayha Shalash, wife of Muhammad al-Qiq and a fellow journalist, appears at a news conference protesting the administrative detention of the Almajd TV correspondent. Al-Qiqwas arrested on 21 November at his home in Ramallah and went on hunger strike for 94 days. (12 February, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)



Palestinian citizens of Israel gather in Umm al-Fahm to demonstrate against the banning of the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement by Israel on 17 November. (28 November, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images).


A shower of tear gas fired by Israeli security forces deluges protesters in Bethlehem. (18 December. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

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