Photos from the Quarter: 16 February 2017 – 15 May 2017

This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of Palestinian life during the quarter 16 February–15 May 2017. The Palestinian national women’s soccer team, popular support for hunger strikers in Israeli prisons, wildfires, and a human rights film festival in Gaza are all included, along with scenes from daily life.

In Bayt Lahiya, the creator of the Gaza Library Project, Mosab Abu Toha, shares a book with volunteer Shadi Salem. Abu Toha launched a crowdfunding initiative to open an English-language library, café, and bookshop in Gaza after Israel’s 2014 Operation Protective Edge wreaked destruction on university facilities. (20 February, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A technician makes repairs to a wheel at a Dayr al-Balah bicycle shop, in central Gaza. (9 May, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Novice players pose during their weekly baseball practice on the grounds of al-Aqsa University. The women, who use locally manufactured bats and mitts, are the vanguard of an effort to introduce organized baseball and softball to the Gaza Strip. (2 March, Mohammed Abed/AFP/
Getty Images)

 

The national Palestinian women’s soccer team enters the field to play against Thailand. The qualifying match for the Asian Cup was held at al-Ram. (3 April, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

At her studio in Jerusalem’s Ras al-Amud neighborhood, fashion designer Natalie Tahhan measures fabric patterned with traditional Palestinian motifs. (13 April, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian tailor bends over his machine in a Gaza City workshop that manufactures kippot, the skullcaps worn by observant Jews. (8 March, Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Flames consume an olive grove near the West Bank village of Burin, as Palestinians try to extinguish the fire lit by marauding Israeli settlers. (10 May, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A young shepherd pastures goats in the Palestinian village of Tarqumiyya, northwest of Hebron, with
the Israeli settlement of Adura in the background. (18 February, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Palestinian demonstrators watch for Israeli soldiers in Hebron ahead of the anniversary of the 1994 al-Ibrahimi Mosque massacre. Youth Against Settlements organizes annual protests against the closing of Shuhada Street imposed by Israel in the wake of the massacre carried out by IsraeliAmerican settler Baruch Goldstein. (24 February, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

An Israeli soldier holds a smart phone just out of reach of a Palestinian woman demonstrator in the West Bank village of Nabi Salih following a Friday demonstration in solidarity with hunger strikers in Israeli jails. Soldiers killed a 20-year-old with a bullet to the stomach at the demonstration, one of four Palestinian protestors struck by IDF fire. (12 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

At the conclusion of a twenty-day hunger strike, Palestinian prisoner Mohamed Omar Nakhleh receives oxygen and intravenous fluids as he arrives by ambulance at Hebron’s al-Ahli Hospital. (12 May, Hazem Bader/AFP/Getty Images)

 

At a Gaza City solidarity concert with hunger-striking prisoners in Israeli jails, a Palestinian mother crying over her imprisoned son is comforted by a companion. (4 May, Mohammed Abed/AFP/
Getty Images)

 

The Gaza skyline behind crowds at the Red Carpet Human Rights Film Festival, an event held in the lead-up to the Cannes Film Festival. Features were screened simultaneously in Ramallah and Haifa. (12 May, Mohammed Abed/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

A balcony view from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel in Bethlehem. (3 March, Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)

 

At a Ramallah demonstration in support of Palestinian hunger strikers held in Israeli jails, a young girl looks with interest at a woman wearing a T-shirt sporting images of Marwan Barghouti and Yasir Arafat. (24 April, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

A Palestinian woman casts her ballot during municipal elections in the West Bank city of Ramallah. (13 May, Abbas Momani/AFP/Getty Images)

 

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