Best Of - Photos from the Westbank Tue 29 May 2012 Photos Best of my pictures from Palestine After spending a while in the inner machinery of my blog software I finally achieved to modify it in a way that I can use it to display my best pictures from my stay in Palestine-Israel. I hope you will enjoy it. Boy in Asira village showing sound and flash bombs fired by the Israeli Army a settler attack on his village. Sometimes even an EA has to relax. This is best achieved during breakfast on a sunny day in Yanoun. This bus is inhabited by an eighty year old man. With living on his land he tries to keep the settlers from the neighboring settlement Kiriat Arba from overtaking his property. A camel in the Negev desert. Bedouin girl from the Jahalin community runs to her school. In these days the entire community will be moved to a garbage dump by Israeli authorities. Israeli soldiers securing the way of the settler tour in Hebron. During this weekly tour the life of the Palestinians in the old city comes to a complete standstill. Settlers guarded by Israeli military forces during the weekly settler tour in Hebron's old city. Due to the steadily sinking sea level of the dead sea building peers became almost useless. Everywhere in Hebron (and close to settlements all around the Westbank) one can find David Stares sprayed on Palestinian walls. During Shabbat only settlers are allowed to walk on the proper road. Palestinians are ordered to take the mud trail next to the road. Night view from Stella Maris monastery in Haifa. EAs lined up in the Redeemer Church during the hand-over ceremony between the incoming and outgoing teams. Israeli soldier checks school child's backpack upon entering Shuhada street in Hebron. Friday prayers at the Tomb of the Patriarchs. The mosque was overcrowded so people had to pray outside. Fences for fending of garbage and stones thrown by the settlers into old-Shallalah St. in Hebron. Poisoned grapes in Hebron. Settlers often a try to spoil the harvest of neighboring Palestinians. The rooftops of the old city (old suq) of Hebron. It is not uncommon that the Israel military uses Palestinian rooftops as lookouts and bases. Base of Palestinian military in Jericho, including a minaret which strikingly resembles a ballistic rocket. View from the old city of Jerusalem to the dome of the church of the Holy Sepulcher. Sunrise over Bethlehem. Sunset in the Negev desert. Palestinian walking with his grandson through the old suq of Hebron. Elderly Palestinian woman. Well lid fence of the Kiriat Arba settlement near Hebron. Settler with his M-16 in front of the Tomb of the Patriarchs EAs walking down Shuhada St. This once was one of the busiest streets of Hebron. An Israeli soldier guarding the repair of an fence in the old city of Hebron. Soldiers doing sports with their rifles at hand is a common sight in Hebron. What would be middle east without its splendid spics? EA watching the kids from Cordoba School going home. They need the protective presence of the EAs because their school is right next to an Israeli settlement. Carved in the rock - the St. Georges Monastery close by Jericho. Sunset in the Jordan Valley close to the the Dead See. An EA playing with the kids from the village of Susiya in the South Heborn Hills. The 8 to 12 Meters towering wall of the separation barrier close by Jerusalem. Even the youngest girls have to wear a veil in the most conservative muslim families of Hebron.