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watan_palestine Next up in this visual commemoration series is #Akka! Probably my favorite city at this point (the old Arab quarter only, I mean), this city in #Palestine has such a rich history (see: this photo depicts present-day Akka in the background and in the writing, a painted depiction of #Napolean's defeat at Akka). Zionists will attempt to claim parts of its history and rewrite lies into it (for example, just go to Masjid Al-Jazzar. If you seem to be reading from the plaques posted around he grounds, #Palestinian locals sometimes come up to you and make clear what the real history was and that these plaques are just wishful Zionist history). But the city stays strong. Israeli officials won't give Palestinian citizens building permits to repair their crumbling homes but they keep on leaving there. Palestinians keep resisting, though policy and citizen alike make it so difficult to do so. But my favorite part of Akka? Once the sun goes down, that's when you really see the difference between the old Arab quarter and the new Israeli parts of Akka. At night, the Israeli part is the same: quiet and dull. But the Palestinian part only ramps up: families go to the seaside, vendors sell toys and food along the walks, music drifts out of windows, traffic is horrible but wonderful. So breathtaking.

I just want to go back. 😟
#Etsy
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zachary.prong An Israeli soldier in Hebron, the Occupied West Bank. Hebron is the largest Palestinian city and home to the Cave of the Patriarchs, a holy site for Muslims, Jews, and Christians. Several thousand Israeli soldiers are stationed in Hebron to protect the approximately 800 Israeli settlers who live in the city's commercial centre. Unlike other parts of the West Bank, the Israeli settlements here are sometimes located within feet of Palestinian residences. Over the years the IDF has forcefully evicted thousands of Palestinians from their homes and businesses. #Palestine #Hebron #AlKhalil #חברון #Occupation #IDF #Israel #photojournalism #reportage #documentary #documentaryphotography #latergram #fromthearchives #cityscape #Westbank #الخليل #colorphotography 2d

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watan_palestine And now it's my hometown's turn for the spotlight!
Is it sad that I have yet to visit #AlKhalil (#Hebron)? I've been through most of the other districts of Palestine and have at least been blessed to visit Mama's hometown (#Yaffa), but I haven't visited my hometown. My father's side was expelled from the small village of #Barkusia during the #Nakba; this village is now completely deserted and only a decrepit well stands as testament to the people that lived there. But my family originally comes from the main city and my family still retains many of their original homes (holla at the medanis). This city is known for so many things, ranging from its religious significance (e.g. the Ibrahimi mosque, which you see in the background here) to its distinct glassblowing technique (this reaches back to the days of the Phoenicians and our glass was famous; the pottery you now identify as Khalili--and which makes up the design inside the font in the picture--is actually copied from the famed Balian and Karakashian #Armenian families in #Jerusalem. oop sorry, Armenian friends. ). Inshallah one day I'll get to go back to a freed Khalil because lord knows I don't want to live with the violent settlers there now. Plus, the coolest Palestinians you know are probably Khalili. #Etsy
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watan_palestine I made homages (like this one) for all sixteen of the #Palestinian districts. These were based off a similar work on a few cities through the Middle East. #Yaffa in all its glory! A sea city and oranges: two things this beautiful city is known for. 2w

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munzsway Kuffiyeh factory #alkhalil #فلسطين 2w

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sebailert Gamla staden #Hebron #AlKhalil 3w

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zfryabdllah Kami #firqahal-khalil dan #azzayyan adalah juara bagi pertandingan tausyeh anjuran nur islam bagi kanak-kanak dan remaja 3w

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elayanag My daughter Sima in an exhibition of handmade traditional embroidered Palestenian dresses in Hebron. 4w

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sebailert Arafatmosaik #Hebron #AlKhalil 4w
  •   natalieai Hur har du det? 4w
  •   sebailert Det är bra! Vi har inte riktigt kommit igång med arbetet utan har upplärning och hänger runt här. Hälsa de andra! @natalieai 4w
  •   sebailert Check @malinstalin 4w
  •   sebailert Tveksamt @r0vira 4w
  •   irmesork Ah?! Va? Vad gör du för kul? Var är du?! 4w
  •   sebailert @irmesork jag är i Hebron på Västbanken och gör en uppmätning för arkitekter utan gränser. Hur är Göteborg? 4w
  •   irmesork Nej vad spännande! Göteborg är fint, men det är inte Stockholm... 4w
  •   r0vira What inget vykort??? 4w

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volunteerinpalestine #Repost @friendsofalaqsa with @repostapp.
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White Made in Palestine Kuffiyeh | £7.99 | available at www.foa.org.uk | buy yours to support the last remaining factory who produce Kuffiyeh's in Palestine : Hirbawi | #hirbawi #hebron #alkhalil #palestine #support #buisnesses #VolunteerinPalestine #WelcometoPalestine #Hebron #Kuffiyeh 1mon

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