Palestinian youth

Monday, December 9, 2019 - 7:18pm

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Courtesy of MiC artist

I took this photo through the window of my car on May 16th, 2018 in Nazareth, Israel. On this day Israel-Palestine saw nationwide peaceful protests and demonstrations. These were against the Trump administration’s decision to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, thus formally recognizing it as the capital of Israel, which dealt a huge blow to peace talks and hopes for a Palestinian state. 

 

The protester in the image was one of many young people who marched that day waving the Palestinian flag. Later that day I showed the photo to a friend of mine who lives in Nazareth. She said “Make sure you don’t post that anywhere if you can see his face. He could get in big trouble. Even waving the flag is illegal.”