Reference : V-P-IL-E-03279
Date : 12/06/2019
Caption : West Bank. This young man studies law at Hebron University. To get to classes, he takes a one-hour donkey ride through the mountains to reach the closest town and then a bus from there. He spends an average of four hours on the road every day.
Photographer : SYNENKO, Alyona
Confidentiality level : public
Publication restrictions : publication without restrictions
Copyright : ICRC
Description : In 1977, the area around Tuba village was declared a military training zone and all new construction became prohibited. While some demolition orders remain pending for years others are executed quickly. For over a decade now, legal battles continue, as every family in this area of some 1400 inhabitants live with the fear of losing their home. As the nearby Israeli settlement expanded, villagers lost access to large parts of their agricultural land. In 1991, a new Israeli outpost was built along the main road connecting the village to the town of Yatta. Since December 2000, the road has been off limit for Palestinians for security reasons. This has created a growing sense of isolation and has had an immediate impact on all areas of life.
Resolution : 5760x3840
Orientation : landscape
Colour/B&W : colour