Photos from the Quarter: 16 November 2016 – 15 February 2017

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of Palestinian life
during this quarter (16 November 2016–15 February 2017).

Israeli policemen form a line outside the so-called unrecognized village of Umm al-Hiran in the Negev as bulldozers behind them demolish the bedouin inhabitants’ homes. (18 January, Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images)


Relatives mourn at the funeral of mathematics teacher Yaqub Abu al-Qian, who was shot to death in his car by Israeli police during the operation to demolish the Palestinian bedouin village of Umm al-Hiran, in the Negev. (24 January, Ilia Yefimovich/AFP/Getty Images)


A worker takes a water sample from the newly-built desalination plant in Gaza, after the first phase of the project is completed. The plant in Dayr al-Balah is being constructed with international aid. (19 January, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Children wait for bread to be baked at a communal wood-fired oven in Rafah refugee camp in southern Gaza. (14 January, Said Khatib/AFP/Getty Images)


Youths play soccer against a backdrop of traditional Palestinian stone buildings in Hebron. (18 January, Chris McGrath/Getty Images)


Players from Chile’s Premier Division Club Deportivo Palestino pose for a photo while visiting Yasir Arafat’s tomb in Ramallah. (16 December, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)


Boys shoot marbles in Gaza City. (11 January, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)


A contestant holds a purebred Arabian by the halter at a horse show in Jericho. (2 December, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)


Head wrapped in a bandage, chairman of the Joint List MK Ayman Odeh near the site of protests in the Negev village of Umm al-Hiran. Israeli forces shot Odeh in the head with a rubber bullet during demonstrations to protest the demolition of the Palestinian bedouin village. (18 January, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinian citizens of Israel in the northern town of ’Ar’ara protest Israel’s demolition of Ummal-Hiran, a Palestinian bedouin village in theNegev where Israeli police had fatally shot Yaqub Abu al-Qian three days earlier. (21 January, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)


Deep in conversation, two nuns stand among worshippers who have flocked to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. (24 December, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)


Two demonstrators dressed as Santa protest the separation wall in Bethlehem. (23 December, Ilia Yefimovich/AFP/Getty Images)


Palestinians run from the scene of an Israeli airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip. Israel claimed it struck a Hamas post after a projectile fired from Gaza landed in a border area. (6 February, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)


Dozens of men, most of them injured in the 2014 Israeli war on Gaza, roll off the starting line in the Persistence Marathon, Gaza City. The adaptive sports event was organized by the al-Salam Association for Disabled People. (29 November, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)


The mother of Majd al-Khudur mourns over her daughter’s body, which was held by Israel for seven months after she was shot to death outside Kiryat Arba settlement. Al-Khudur, from the West Bank village of Bani Na‘im, was killed and two Jewish settlers were injured in what Israel claimed was a car ramming incident. (28 January, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)


A Palestinian participates in a Gaza City protest organized to oppose violence against women. (24 November, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

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