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 August –15 November 2016).
Syrian government forces gather in the ruins of Handarat, a deserted Palestinian refugee camp overlooking rebel-held east Aleppo. (24 September, George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images)
Lebanese army post the entrance of Ain El-Helweh Palestinian refugee camp in southern Lebanon, the day after alleged local ISIS leader Imad Yassin was arrested in a commando operation. The camp had been the scene of frequent armed clashes between mainstream Palestinian factions and takfiri groups. (22 September, Mahmoud Zayyat/AFP/Getty Images)
During a demonstration against Israel’s practices of so-called administrative detention and in solidarity with hunger-striking prisoner Bilal Kayed, Israeli border police in Jerusalem arrest a Palestinian demonstrator at the Old City’s Damascus Gate. (24 August, Ahmed Gharabli/APF/Getty Images)
Amid a wave of heightened violence in the flashpoint West Bank city of Hebron, the mother of Mohammed Qawasmi, a mentally ill Palestinian man, tried to prevent his arrest by Israeli soldiers. (20 September, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)
Israeli soldiers taking photographs during a day-long raid of al-Fawar refugee camp south of Hebron. (16 August, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)
Mourners carry the body of Mohammed Abu Hashash, age 17, through the streets of al-Fawar refugee camp The teenager died after being shot in the chest by Israeli soldiers during the previous day’s raid in the camp. (17 August, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)
After being challenged by local residents, Israeli soldiers release a Palestinian youth they had temporarily detained in an army vehicle. The teenager was on of two young people arrested following scuffles with Israeli settlers in the West Bank village of Burin. (15 September, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)
Palestinian engineer Wahid al-Borsh listens to his lawyers at his indictment in a Beersehba district court. Borsh, who works for the UN Development Programme in Gaza, was being charged with “material assistance” to Hamas. (28 August. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian citizen of Israel is arrested in the town of ‘A’rara as he protests a march organized by the right-wing Otzma Yehudit (Jewish Strength) group. The group swept into the town under police escort to protest the so-called harboring of Nashat Melhem, the Palestinian accused of killing three Israelis in Tel Aviv the previous January. A resident of the town, Melhem himself was shot to death in a showdown with police one week later, and the group spent the intervening eight months lobbying for a permit to conduct the march. (19 September, Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Jewish settlers from Ofra demonstrate in front of the Israeli Supreme Court in Jerusalem after the court accepted claims that the settlement incorporated about eleven acres of privately-owned Palestinian land. The protestors were demanding that the Israeli government halt demolition of nine unauthorized buildings in Ofra and forty modules in the illegal outpost of Amona. (27 September, Manahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)
At a post office in Gaza City, Palestinian public sector employees collect on their long overdue salaries, delayed by repeated wrangling between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority. Qatar provided the $31 million necessary to cover just one month of the Gaza Strip’s public payroll. (17 August, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty images).
A man brings in the dare harvest in Dayr al-Balah in central Gaza. (29 September, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images).
Girls play near their home in Bayt Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip. (15 September, Mohamed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)
Protestors demonstrate in support of Palestinian hunger strikers outside the office of the International Red Cross in Ramallah. (24 August, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)
A Palestinian father takes his children for a bicycle ride in the Shati’ refugee camp in Gaza City. (29 August, Mohamed Abed/AFP/Getty Images).