Jerusalem, Israel, West Bank, Gaza and checkpoints

visit to Ramallah with US academics

  • napomo Premium user Germany (Private)
    12 years 10 months ago
    the former rougher checkpoint at Qualandiya
    i was born in west berlin and over decades i passed such $hit regulary when i later went from west germany to west berlin to visit my relatives and then again from west berlin to ostberlin when i visited other relatives and then back to west berlin and back to west germany again .... weapons where ever you looked, body search, silence, sometimes yelling, tenseness and depression in the air, sometimes rage ....

    those pics are important as contemporary witnesses, but they make me sad ...finally they flattened the berlin wall ... but other walls are rising :( in towns and in hearts ... they all are utterly ugly who's interest is that?
  • (Anonymously) (Private)
    12 years 11 months ago
    Great capture here, man. Love the framing and kid-placement.
  • 13 years 1 month ago
    young soldiers anxiously aiming guns at restaurant guests in Bethlehem
    little bit of action near russian-jewish store
    yes, local curfew declared without warning in Bethlehem, a bit scary, ordered to go back to the restaurant, restaurant told to close, cabs afraid to go back to hotel, tear gas in different location... no much fun after meeting of academics over nice middle eastern meal. Local curfews can be declared by 24 year olds and there is no way to know when they are over and you can be shot if it is still ongoing and you did not know it.