SOME PALESTINIAN SNOWMEN // PHOTO ESSAY

Yesterday’s snowstorm resulted in the following artistic expressions in Palestine …. a fun day for all!
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 Through the gates and behind the walls, the crown jewel of Jerusalem’s skyline, the Dome of the Rock, can be seen here amidst surrounding snow covered domes.
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What’s this? A Palestinian snow man visits the Dome of the Rock.
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While snow is certainly a welcome distraction for life under occupation, it is also a vehicle for political expression. This Palestinian snowman commemorates the Nakba, or the depopulation of Palestine in 1948.
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Some took to creating snowmen to express loyalty to one Palestinian political faction or another. Here is a Hamas snowman.*

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While some used the snow to show their party allegiance, others used it as a call for unity and reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah.
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Some snowmen wanted nothing to do with politics at all.
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3 Comments

  1. Redpossum said,

    January 11, 2013 at 21:45

    More wonderful pictures of a snow-clad al Quds.

    Hey, I had a question about those first two pics you posted, under the “Only Winter Wonderland” entry.

    The larger of the two, that shows the walls, am I correct in believing that photo was taken from what used to be the Maghrabi or Moroccan Quarter, before it was demolished by the Zionists?

  2. desertpeace said,

    January 12, 2013 at 15:49

    I am pretty sure that photo was taken from the walkway above the Western Wall Plaza.

  3. Redpossum said,

    January 13, 2013 at 02:00

    Yup, that’s the old Maghrabi Quarter then. The Zionists demolished it to “improve access to the Western Wall”. That plaza is where the old buildings used to stand, if I’m not entirely mistaken.

    Wikipedia has an old picture from pre-48 here –
    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Moroccan-Quarter-Western-Wall-Jerusalem-Old.jpg that looks to be taken from a similar angle.


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