Reference : V-P-IL-E-03014
Date : 18/04/2017
Caption : Bethlehem. This woman suffers from hypertension, diabetes and rheumatism. She received an assistance from the ICRC so that her daughters can get in and out of the town and help her as well as two of her disabled children.
Photographer : JABR, Atta
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : She was born and raised in a rural area in eastern Bethlehem. She now lives in al-No’man village – Mazmouria, north of Bethlehem, a village appropriated in the past 10 years by Israel within the borders of Jerusalem municipality. Since the completion of the West Bank barrier north of Bethlehem in 2006, she, like the rest of the residents in the village, faces restrictions on traveling to and from her house. Only residents registered on a list prepared by the civil administration are allowed in and out of the village. The community lacks health and education services and even an ample stock of food supplies.
Her daily life is a challenge. Not only does she herself suffer from hypertension, diabetes and rheumatism, but two of her 13 children suffer from a disability and need her daily care. All her other children have left the village with except for her youngest son. Living next door to his mother, he is the only one left that’s in a position to provide any help at all to her and his two disabled siblings. In 2015, the ICRC coordinated with the Israeli authorities to get her daughters added to the list of people allowed in and out of the town. They were then able to help with the housework and take care of their mother and their disabled brother and sister.
Original material : digital
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : black and white