The wreckage of a burnt down car is seen from Krayot Lookout Point, which lies at the top of an extension of Mount Amasa, the higher area of the Yatir region, in close proximity to the 1949 Armistice Agreements, or the Green Line, south of the West Bank Palestinian town of Hebron, on July 12, 2017.
June 5th, 2017, marked the 50th anniversary of the Six-Day War. Half a century has passed since Israel gained control of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Ahead of that date, I was commissioned to photograph a story by Dan Ephron for a special issue of The Washington Post Outlook Section.
Photo Editor: Chloe Coleman
Layout Design: Danielle Rindler
Horses are seen grazing at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Har Bracha, located on the southern ridge of Mount Gerizim near the Palestinian city of Nablus, on March 22, 2017.
The high priest of the ancient Samaritan community, Ovadia Cohen, poses for a portrait on Mount Gerizim, near the West Bank Palestinian city of Nablus, on March 22, 2017.
According to tradition, the Samaritans are descendants of the northern Israelite tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh, who survived the destruction of the Kingdom of Israel (Samaria) by the Assyrians in 722 BCE. Samaritans follow four principles of faith: One God – the God of Israel; One Prophet – Moses son of Amram; One Holy Book – The Torah, the first five books of the Bible and one Holy Place – Mount Gerizim. Today, the small community numbers about 700 people, approximately half of them live in a village at Mount Gerizim, near the Palestinian city of Nablus, and the rest in the Israeli city of Holon, south of Tel Aviv.
An afternoon spent photographing a cool family event which included rappelling and other fun activities turned out to be even more successful, with great views from Shilat Cliff, overlooking the Modiin Valley and the West Bank Jewish settlement of Hashmonaim.
I'm proud to have my photo on the front page of The Washington Post for the second time this month. Story by William Booth. Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick
Following the UN Security Council Resolution to declare Israeli settlements illegal and a speech by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry in which he defended the Obama administration's decision to allow the resolution, Photo Editor Nick Kirkpatrick of The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph a story about Israel's West Bank Jewish Settlements. Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick
Israeli women hold banners with the slogan 'Bring Back Our Boys' written on them, as they sing and pray during a demonstration calling for the return of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped by Palestinian Islamist group Hamas militants, on June 19, 2014, at Alon Shvut junction in Gush Etzion, a cluster of Israeli settlements in the West Bank, from where the three teenagers who were hitchhiking a week earlier were kidnapped.