Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph daily life around the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, for a story about the area which has been the focal point for many shooting and stabbing attacks committed by Palestinian assailants against Israelis over the past several months. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: A Palestinian woman makes her way towards Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Muslim tourists pose for a selfie in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinian men pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

An ultra-Orthodox man (C) and a Palestinian man pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016. 

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian vendor passes through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman passes through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinians pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman is seen as she passes in front of the bullet-riddled door of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian child plays with his toy rifle in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

An Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinian vendors Abu Ziad Dandes (R) and his son Ahmed Dandes (L) are seen near Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian vendor talks to a Palestinian woman holding her baby at Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Israeli border policemen search Palestinians at Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016. 

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Israeli policemen arrest a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem
Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

The Washington Post commissioned me to photograph daily life around the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, for a story about the area which has been the focal point for many shooting and stabbing attacks committed by Palestinian assailants against Israelis over the past several months. Read the story online

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick

Photo caption: A Palestinian woman makes her way towards Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Muslim tourists pose for a selfie in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinian men pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

An ultra-Orthodox man (C) and a Palestinian man pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016. 

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian vendor passes through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman passes through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinians pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian woman is seen as she passes in front of the bullet-riddled door of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian child plays with his toy rifle in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

An Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Palestinian vendors Abu Ziad Dandes (R) and his son Ahmed Dandes (L) are seen near Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

A Palestinian vendor talks to a Palestinian woman holding her baby at Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Israeli border policemen search Palestinians at Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016. 

Damascus Gate | Old City Jerusalem

Israeli policemen arrest a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.

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