see my trip to Al-Quds
click on AL-QUDS
see my trip to Al-Quds
click on AL-QUDS
Al-Quds – Jerusalem is one of the main issues that Palestinian fight for, It’s the Palestinian capital. Israelis always mention that it is theirs; now it is divided into East- West Jerusalem under the Israeli controlling. However, If you want to enter Al-Quds then you need to be silent and calm because they are a lot of Isralei Check-points .
here is a map showing you the access to Jerusalem – Al-quds :
entrance Al-Quds is not easy thing but it could be possible for those who are able to apply for a permission to the ” Israeli side” . The thing is different in #Ramadan Month because people who are okay with security procedures , are able to apply for 30 days permission and everyone is allowed to enter on Fridays. However, other aspects are found when we talk about Al-Quds and Ramadan. The commercial sides for the Israelis seem good because Palestinians pay a lot when they buy their things. That’s how people talk and address this point but they don’t care about that as long as they are practicing their religion rites.
Here you can find an acadeimc study about the old city of Hebron – Unversity of California Press . California Press.
I visited the old city of Hebron and it was active, full of products and people who were going to Al-Ibrahimi Mosque. The road from the first square to the #Israeli Check point took almost 20 minutes walking. There, you will find different markets with different products. #Palestinian #Food is available; #Falafel, #Shawaema #arabic #Bread, and other kinds. food is not the only thing you can find but you will see clothes shops and electronic materials. What make you amazed is the elders who still working there despite the fact of the danger situations in the old city. The old city of Hebron #suffers the Israeli controlling over it and over the Mosque. People said that they are consisting to stay in the old city because they want to protect it and to keep its houses and markets with the Palestinians. Nowadays, many Palestinians were killed by Israeli soldiers before the last checkpoint in the city during the recent #Intifada .
Graffiti on walls has become a style of expressing the self and the issues inside the Palestinian community. Camps, particularly Dehesha in Bethlehem has its own way to make a difference; they don’t only go for Graffiti but also they can control the general opinion in the street so people get out and make demonstrations.
Bethlehem- Ammar Ikhlayel
While you are looking around you, and once you finish your prayer at Omar Mosque or the Nativity Church, You will find a tent that is hold since 17-April 2017 as a set to support the Palestinians prisoners in their hunger strike. people come there to hear the mothers of the prisoners, to talk about their ability holding this strike.
one of the picture shows a statue of a prison and prisoner inside of it. However, people told me that it is to indicate to the strike and to attract people coming inside the tend.
Other pictures shows the name and the photos of the prisoners with the presence of the Palestinian Flag.
Donald Trump has met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank as the US president seeks to restart peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians.
“I am truly hopeful that America can help Israel and the Palestinians forge peace and bring new hope the region and its people,” Trump said at a joint press conference with Abbas on Tuesday.
“If Israelis and the Palestinians can make peace, it will begin a process of peace throughout the Middle East,” he said without elaborating on any plans to restart talks.
Abbas said Palestinians “are committed to working with [Trump] to reach a historic peace deal between us and Israel,” adding that the “main problem is with the occupation and settlements