David Vaaknin

West Bank Israeli Settlements for The Washington Post

Commission for The Washington Post

Author: Griff Witte

Photo Editor: Nick Kirkpatrick


Photos for a story about Israel's West Bank Jewish Settlements 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. Read the story online

Houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc
Houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, are seen through a fence, at a construction site in Givat HaDagan neighborhood, the northernmost neighborhood of Efrat which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
Houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc
Houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, are seen through the shell of a billboard, near Givat HaDagan neighborhood, the northernmost neighborhood of Efrat which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016. The sign on the top reads in Hebrew 'Like new, only stronger'.
The silhouette of a Palestinian construction worker smoking a cigarette is seen at a construction site in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
The silhouette of a Palestinian construction worker smoking a cigarette is seen at a construction site in Givat HaTamar neighborhood of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
A general view of construction work and a billboard depicting the future houses which are to be built in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
A general view of construction work and a billboard depicting the future houses which are to be built in Givat HaTamar neighborhood of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
A general view of construction work in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
A general view of construction work in Givat HaTamar neighborhood of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
A Jewish man walks past shops at one of the commercial centers of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
A Jewish man walks past shops at one of the commercial centers of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
a Jewish vendor selling flowers for the Jewish Sabbath is seen at a recently opened shopping center near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
Yosef Shimoni, a Jewish vendor selling flowers for the Jewish Sabbath is seen at a recently opened shopping center located at the Gush Etzion junction, near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
An Israeli military watchtower is seen behind Jewish customers carrying groceries to their cars in a recently opened shopping center near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat
An Israeli military watchtower is seen behind Jewish customers carrying groceries to their cars in the parking lot of a recently opened shopping center located at the Gush Etzion junction, near the West Bank Jewish settlement of Efrat in the Gush Etzion settlement bloc, which is situated on the southern outskirts of the Palestinian West Bank city of Bethlehem, on December 30, 2016.
A Jewish man watches a general view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli from the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh
A Jewish man wearing a yarmulke or a kippa, the traditional Jewish skullcap for men, watches a general view of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli from the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh, which is located at the entrance to the modern Jewish settlement of Shiloh, south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
The West Bank Jewish settlement of Shiloh a nearby Palestinian village and Jewish visitors are reflected in the windows of the lookout tower at the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh
The West Bank Jewish settlement of Shiloh (L), a nearby Palestinian village (R) and Jewish visitors are reflected in the windows of the lookout tower at the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh, which is located at the entrance to the modern Jewish settlement of Shiloh, south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
The West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli is seen in the background as a silhouetted Israeli child is seen visiting the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh
The West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli is seen in the background as a silhouetted Israeli child is seen visiting the archaeological park of Ancient Shiloh, which is located at the entrance to the modern Jewish settlement of Shiloh, south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
A guard dog is seen in front of houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Shiloh
A guard dog is seen in front of houses at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Shiloh, south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Jewish settlers are seen at the commercial center of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Jewish settlers are seen at the commercial center of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Jewish settlers are seen at a playground in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Jewish settlers are seen at a playground in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
A young Jewish man walks along a path in a park at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
A young Jewish man walks along a path in a park at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
A young Jewish man walks outside the commercial center of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
A young Jewish man walks outside the commercial center of the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Permanent and temporary houses are seen on a hilltop at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Permanent and temporary houses are seen on a hilltop at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
A Jewish mother and her daughter talk with an Israeli soldier at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
A Jewish mother and her daughter talk with an Israeli soldier at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
A Jewish mother and her daughter walk down a road with a view of Palestinian villages in the background, at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
A Jewish mother and her daughter walk down a road with a view of Palestinian villages in the background, at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Tamar Asraf poses for a portrait outside her house at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Tamar Asraf poses for a portrait outside her house at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Laundry hangs to dry in front of a water tower during sunset at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Laundry hangs to dry in front of a water tower, during sunset at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
Birds fly over the entrance to a construction site during sunset at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli
Birds fly over the entrance to a construction site, marked by a sign, during sunset at the West Bank Jewish settlement of Eli, located south of the Palestinian West Bank town of Nablus, on January 1, 2017.
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