David Vaaknin

Fear and frustration at the Gate for The Washington Post

Commission for The Washington Post

Authors: William Booth and Ruth Eglash

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick


Photos for a story about daily life around the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. The area around the gate 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

A Palestinian woman makes her way towards Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
A Palestinian woman makes her way towards Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.
Muslim tourists pose for a selfie in front of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
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.
Palestinian men pass through Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
Palestinian men pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.
An ultra-Orthodox man and a Palestinian man pass through Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
A Palestinian vendor passes through Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
A Palestinian woman passes through Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
A Palestinian woman passes through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.
Palestinians pass through Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
Palestinians pass through Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.
A Palestinian woman is seen as she passes in front of the bullet-riddled door of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
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.
A Palestinian child plays with his toy rifle in front of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
An Israeli border police officer searches a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
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.
Palestinian vendors near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
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.
A Palestinian vendor talks to a Palestinian woman holding her baby at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
Israeli border policemen search Palestinians at Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
Israeli border policemen search Palestinians at Damascus Gate, one of the entrances to the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, on February 16, 2016.
Israeli policemen arrest a Palestinian man in front of Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem Israel
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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