Photos from the Quarter
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This sample of photos from 16 August–15 November 2019 aims to convey a sense of Palestinian life during this quarter. The images capture Palestinians across the diaspora as they fight to exercise their rights: to run for office, to vote, and to protest both Israeli occupation and gender-based violence.

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This sample of photos, selected from hundreds viewed by JPS, aims to convey a sense of Palestinian life during the quarter 16 August–15 November 2019.

Palestinians in Khan Yunis examine the ruins of a house destroyed in Israeli airstrikes that were purportedly targeting members of Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Haaretz reports that thirty-two Palestinians were killed over the course of four days, 11–15 November. (13 November, Khaled Omar/Xinhua via Getty via Getty Images)


A Palestinian family harvests olives from their land on the Israeli side of the separation barrier in the occupied West Bank village of Dura. Because their Israeli permit grants them only one month of access to their land every harvest season, they must wake early and harvest all day. (30 October, Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images)


An Israeli guard frisks a Palestinian woman during a demonstration in support of Hiba al-Labadi, a twenty-four-year-old Jordanian citizen of Palestinian descent who was detained without charge by Israeli authorities on 20 August. Al-Labadi staged a hunger strike for most of her months-long administrative detention and was released on 6 November following pressure from Jordan and international human rights groups. (31 October, Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


A Palestinian worker in a Khan Yunis olive oil mill stacks briquettes made of olive pomace—the solids that remain after oil extraction—which are used as a source of fuel. (31 October, Said Khatib/AFP via Getty Images)


Dozens of Detroit community members join U.S. representative Rashida Tlaib at Pallister Park to observe a Shabbat service and stand in solidarity with her commitment to justice for Palestine. The community event was organized by Jewish Voice for Peace. (16 August, Jeff Kowalsky/AFP via Getty Images)


The demolished remains of the three-story home belonging to the family of Ali Khalifa, who was killed by Israeli forces in 2011. The Qalandia residence, which continued to house Khalifa's family, was evacuated before being demolished by the Israeli army. (23 October, Ahmad Gharabli/AFP via Getty Images)


An elderly woman is escorted away from the site of demonstrations against the construction of Jewish settlements in Ramallah. (17 October, Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


An officer of the Israeli Border Police restrains a member of the Cassia family as the family's home and nearby restaurant in Bayt Jala are demolished. Shortly after the demolitions took place, displacing the five-person family, a settler outpost was erected on the site. (26 August, Wisam Hashlamoun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


An Israeli soldier constrains a Palestinian boy in Kafr Qaddum during a weekly nonviolent Friday protest against settlement expansion. (23 August, Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP via Getty Images)


Friends and family are gathered in Lydda to mourn the death of seventeen-year-old Rina Shnerb. The Israeli teenager was critically injured by the detonation of an improvised explosive device while on a hike near the Israeli settlement Dolev with her father and older brother, both of whom were injured but survived. (23 August, Ilia Yefimovich/picture alliance via Getty Images)


An audience of Druze women in Daliyat al-Karmil is seated for a campaign talk by centrist Blue and White Party members Orna Barbivay, a retired Israeli army general, and Gadeer Kamal Mreeh, the first Druze woman to be elected to the Knesset. (29 August, Jalaa Marey/AFP via Getty Images)


Hundreds of women in Haifa participate in an international day of protest against gender-based violence triggered by the killing of twenty-one-year-old Israa Ghrayeb, a Palestinian woman from Bethlehem by her male family members on 22 August. The protesters, who identify as part of the feminist Tali‘at movement, march under the banner of “No Free Homeland without Free Women.” (26 September, Mati Milstein/NurPhoto via Getty Images)


Palestinians in a factory in Jericho convert palm tree waste to paper napkins through a multistage pulping process. (18 October, Issam Rimawi/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


Mayada al-Sayad, a German-born Palestinian distance runner, competes in the women's marathon at the 2019 World Athletics Championship in Doha, Qatar. (28 September, Michael Kappeler/picture alliance via Getty Images)


A Palestinian shepherd gives water to his flock in Masu'a. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to annex the Jordan Valley if he was reelected on 17 September. (11 September, Amir Levy/Getty Images)


Palestinian Bedouins from the Negev await their turn to vote at a polling station in Shaqib al-Salam during Israel's general election. (17 September, Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images)

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